Youth Initiatives Update

December 28 2012


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Right on the Money: A New Report Advises Charities to Share Their Successes With Potential Donors

A new report from Guidestar helps nonprofits see how to show the world what a difference they are making. read more>>

Research Roundup: Helping Minority Youth Avoid STDs, HIV and Unplanned Pregnancy

Minority youth tend to face more negative consequences from having sex—things like sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy—than do their white peers. Three recent studies explore some of the potential reasons for this difference to see how programs can help minority teens make healthier choices. read more>>

NCFY Recommends: This Holiday Season, Encourage Youth to Support Friends With Mental Illness
A federal campaign seeks to help teens support friends experiencing mental illness. read more>>

Top NCFY Content of 2012

We say farewell to 2012 by sharing the most-read NCFY articles from the past year. read more>>


Due Date: January 14, 2013

The Point Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who excel academically, show strong leadership skills, are involved in their communities and have financial need. read more>>


Due Date: January 18, 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care Program is a community-wide approach to helping people (including unaccompanied youth) experiencing homelessness and to providing the services they need to move into transitional and permanent housing. read more>>


Happy New Year!

Thank you for being part of our youth-work community this year. We wish you all the best in 2013. And we’d love to hear from you. Come join the conversation on our social media channels!

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