February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a chance for youth workers to teach young people about healthy relationships and how to protect themselves from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows that teen dating violence not only affects young people while it's happening.
If you consider your smartphone more of a mini computer than a way to make calls, you’re part of a national trend. Forty-nine percent of all U.S. adults go online using their cell phones, according to research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Verizon is accepting submissions for its Innovative App Challenge. Teams of middle and high school students are invited to create an app that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Learn more about this opportunity.
Need a new website? The Taproot Foundation's website service grant will provide professional services valued at $50,000, with the end product of a website for your organization. Learn more about this opportunity.
Got a short-term tech project on your wish list for next year, but not sure how you’ll pay for it? Here are two sources of pro bono technology help:
It's Fundraising Week here at NCFY! We're re-posting some of our favorite articles from the Right on the Money series, which focuses on how youth-serving organizations can sustain their programs financially.
For the last few years, Eric Rice has been studying the largely positive aspects of social networking for at-risk and runaway youth.
Our most popular post of the past year was our article about raising money on the deals website Groupon.
Like most youth workers, the staff at Common Ground crisis center in Royal Oak, MI, knew that young people were spending more and more time online. Even so, Common Ground staff have been surprised by the response to their one-on-one live chat crisis line.
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