Topics: Self-Sufficiency

Based on years of work with runaway and homeless youth and the best emerging evidence, the Family and Youth Services Bureau believes that youth in vulnerable situations need to build self-sufficiency in order to succeed. By self-sufficiency, FYSB means that youth have the skills, or are learning the skills, to live independently, support and take care of themselves, get and stay employed, manage their finances, further their education, support and take care of a family (now or in the future), contribute to their communities and plan for the future.

The Beat
February 07, 2013
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.
From organizing fundraisers to cleaning up parks, groups of young people in every city and town across the country are engaged in both national and grassroots efforts to enrich their neighborhoods...
Podcast & Multimedia
September 07, 2012

Photograph of a young man wearing a straw hat and carrying a box of produce.Jordan Ryan and Alon Coleman both participate in Youth Farm and Market Project in Minneapolis, MN. They spoke with NCFY about Youth Farm's approach to youth empowerment, and how it helps youth become leaders, step-by-step.


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