Youth Initiatives Update

January 10 2013


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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>>

NCFY Recommends: Human Trafficking Prevention Roundup
In recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCFY shares resources that can help you learn about and combat the commercial sexual exploitation of young people. read more>>

NCFY Recommends: Webinar Series For Communities Counting Homeless Young People

A recent webinar series seeks to help communities include youth in their point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness. read more>>

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

Submit your abstract for the Second Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference, sponsored by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, by this Friday, January 11, 2013. read more>>


Due Date: January 18, 2013

Verizon is accepting submissions for its Innovative App Challenge. Teams of middle and high school students are invited to create an app that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Learn more about this opportunity. read more>>


Due Date: March 1, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration is accepting applications from organizations that work to prevent drinking among youth ages 12 to 20. Up to 15 grants of up to $50,000 a year for four years are available. read more>>


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