Youth Initiatives Update

January 24 2013


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New Podcasts

Voices from the Field: Dr. Carl Lejuez

Dr. Carl Lejuez of the University of Maryland has spent years researching why and when people take risks. He talks with NCFY about the balloon-popping video game he uses to study risk taking, and about the implications of his findings for... Listen to this podcast>>

Bright Idea: Restaurant Apprenticeship Programs Cook Up Pride and Employment for Youth

Food-service apprenticeship programs help youth gain a perennially in-demand skill set that also has relevance to life outside the kitchen.

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Bright Idea: Advice for Youth Programs That Want to Go Mobile

We talked to Nam-ho Park at Forum One Communications about making your website easier to read from cell phones and other mobile devices.

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Primary Sources: What Stands in the Way of Homeless Youths' Employment?

Researchers studied 238 homeless young adults from youth services agencies in five U.S. cities to learn what stood in the way for those who were not employed.  read more>>

Q&A: Understanding the Link Between Low Literacy and Teen Motherhood

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. We ask two of those researchers to explain why. read more>>

New Video Series: 'How Are You Fighting Youth Homelessness?'

We asked five youth workers what their communities are doing to fight homelessness, and what they need in order to fight it more effectively. read more>>


Due Date: February 15, 2012

"It's All About the Fruits and Veggies," a grant program from Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association's, provides schools, community organizations and nonprofits with the gardening supplies, curricula and plants they need to create nutrition and gardening experiences for children and youth. Read about the program and apply at read more>>


Due Date: February 10, 2013

Know a young person who is doing a project in the community to help others? If so, direct them to the Disney Friends for Change Grant, which offers $1,000 for youth-led community service projects. Learn more on the Youth Service America website. read more>>


Due Date: March 19, 2013

The Department of Justice's Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation will fund projects that support public safety, victim services and crime prevention improvements for Native American and Alaska Native governments. read more>>


Calling All Youth Workers

Let NCFY keep you in the know about

  • going mobile
  • fighting youth homelessness and teen pregnancy
  • getting youth career-ready
  • preparing for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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