Positive Youth Development

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's PeyBack Foundation is offering funding for at-risk youth organizations in Denver, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
The Sodexo Foundation is offering $500 for youth-led projects aimed at ending childhood hunger. Projects should take place on Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Learn more about this opportunity.
The holiday season will be here before we know it. If you and your youth plan end-of-year community service projects, you can plan ahead by taking advantage of some new resources.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but the topic seems to be in the news and on Americans’ minds year round. As a youth worker, what can you do to stop bullying in your program and your community? Here are some ideas:
The Administration for Children and Families is accepting applications for programs that offer an array of support services to help low-income individuals and families become economically self-sufficient. Learn more about this opportunity.
This October, we’re recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We thought we’d start by highlighting youth-led prevention campaigns, in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to help your youth take a positive approach to this serious problem.
Over the summer, we followed Craig, a young man working as an intern at Sea Haven Youth Services in North Myrtle Beach, SC. As his experience wound down, we spoke to his supervisor, Melissa McGrath, about ways youth workers can reinforce the lessons learned during the internship in order to help youth prepare for the next step in their careers.
NCFY's newest Youth Speak Out podcast features Gina Odom, a youth leader from rural Colorado who has represented her program at national and state conferences.
Gina Odom is a youth leader who has represented the Rural Colorado Collaborative at state meetings and national conferences. She explains what it takes to be a successful youth advocate, and how adults can help youth get there. Time: 4:00 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript
NCFY: Welcome to Youth Speak Out, a podcast series from the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Gina Odom is a Youth Advocate for runaway and homeless youth issues in Garfield County, Colorado. She speaks at statewide meetings, appeared in televised PSAs and recently attended the 2012 Pathways to Adulthood Conference in New Orleans.
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