Positive Youth Development

“A Clinic-Based, Youth Development Approach to Teen Pregnancy Prevention” (PDF, 444 KB), American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 35, Issue 3, May/June 2011.
State Abstinence Education Grants enable states to develop flexible, medically accurate and effective abstinence-based teen pregnancy prevention plans. States may also use the funding to provide mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity, with a focus on those groups which are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock. See full opportunity.
The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families' Family Connection Grants promote kinship navigator programs that connect kinship caregiver families with social services. Demonstration sites supported by the grants will seek effective ways for child welfare and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families agencies to collaborate to meet the needs of the children, youth and families. See full...
Know any young people looking for a job? If you work with youth, the answer is probably yes. Young Americans today face record unemployment.
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration program provides community-based trauma treatment and services to children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events, and to their families. The program aims to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.  See full announcement....
This grant program from the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services will support three model demonstration projects that will develop, adapt, refine and evaluate models for facilitating the successful reentry of youth with disabilities from juvenile justice facilities into education, employment and community programs. Full opportunity (PDF, 242KB).
This winter, runaway and homeless youth programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau were given the chance to win the materials to paint a mural in their facilities. Here are the essay and artwork submitted by the first place winner, the Colorado Rural Collaborative Youth Leadership Team.
The Family and Youth Service's Bureau's Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes fund community-based programs that address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Both programs aim to increase young people's safety, well-being and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults.
This cooperative agreement from the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will fund workshops for international high school students on two topics: English language teaching and the use of social media and other technologies to promote civil society. See full opportunity (PDF, 262KB).
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