July 2009

Bright Idea: Pack Now In Case Disaster Strikes

Summer is here—and so are hurricane, tornado and wildfire seasons in many parts of the country. It’s the perfect time to create a disaster plan for your youth program.

Right on the Money: Tough Times Mean Belt Tightening for Youth Programs

This spring, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, in Silver Spring, Md., was staring at a $7 million deficit, declining membership and outdated facilities. To stay afloat, the organization began the arduous task of making cuts to staff, programs and services.

Primary Sources: Easing Foster Youths' Transition to Adulthood

To successfully transition to adulthood, young people need “consistent, constructive relationships with at least one experienced adult champion, flexible financial options, stable basics (housing, health services, transportation), clear goals … second chances,” wrote Karen Pittman, executive director of the Forum for Youth Investment, in Washington, DC, last month in Youth Today (PDF).

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