This pocket-sized brochure is intended for young people graduating from or leaving transitional and independent living programs. It features the stories of three young people who offer advice about becoming independent, realizing dreams, getting help and staying in touch. Youth workers can add their contact information to the detachable postcard in the back. 
Youth employment is at its lowest point since World War II, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT, an initiative that tracks the wellbeing of children and youth in the United States.
“Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale” by Rachel Lloyd
The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has funding available for programs that can oversee the education, training and employment of disadvantaged youth thorough a community-based alternative education program. YouthBuild serves 16- to 24-year-olds.
The Administration for Children and Families will fund programs that provide technical assistance, training, and practical resources related to children, youth, and families and child welfare. The program will help to enhance data systems for child welfare and workforce agencies.
The Department of Labor's Bureau of Justice Assistance has funding available for programs that will mentor adults and juveniles who are reentering the community after being incarcerated. Learn more about this opportunity (PDF, 287KB).
“Using GIS to Enhance Programs Serving Emancipated Youth Leaving Foster Care” (abstract), Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2012).
You may have seen the headlines last fall: Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that girls with below-average reading ability went on to become teen mothers nearly twice as often as girls with average reading ability.
As executive director of Worth Our Weight, a nonprofit culinary arts apprenticeship program in Santa Rosa, CA, Evelyn Cheatham has taught over 100 at-risk young people the skills to cook and manage a restaurant.
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.
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