Positive Youth Development

"Taking the Youth Perspective: Assessment of Program Characteristics That Promote Positive Development in Homeless and At-risk Youth" (abstract). Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 32, No. 10 (October, 2010).
An average family in the United States is about half as strong as it has the potential to be. That’s the conclusion of a new study of family assets, or strengths, conducted by the nonprofit research and education group The Search Institute.
With the start of the school year comes an opportunity for youth to showcase how they stand up to bullying--whether in the classroom or in their community.
Nestle will honor youth who are making a profound impact on their communities by giving $1,000 contribution to the charity of each young person's choice. Winners will also be sent to the "Very Best In Youth Awards" ceremony in Los Angeles. See the guidelines and apply.
Help youth become empowered by directing them toward the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Board members work together to decide how to grant $5 million in funding to service-learning projects across the country.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to fund innovative programs that promote the health and success of African American boys and young men in school, work and life. Up to 10 grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded. See the funding announcement and application instructions (PDF, 249KB).
In our latest Youth Speak Out podcast, we speak to two youth employees of Youth Farm and Market Project, a Minneapolis, MN-area nonprofit that teaches children and young adults to grow and harvest their own food.
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.  
Jordan Ryan and Alon Coleman both participate in Youth Farm and Market Project, a youth-serving program in Minneapolis, MN. They speak with NCFY about Youth Farm's approach to youth empowerment, which includes teaching new skills and connecting young people to the community. Time: 4:44 | Size: 4.3 MB
“Resiliency and Survival Skills Among Newly Homeless Adolescents: Implications for Future Interventions” (PDF, 300 KB), Vulnerable Child Youth Studies, Vol. 6, Issue 4, 2011.
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