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|Youth Today: Extending Learning—Will We Ever Get it Right?||
By Karen Pittman, October 2007
I had a few hours to read, so I pulled out the folder into which I cram all of the things that catch my eye and might make good material for a column.
Here’s what I read recently:
|Arizona: Five Keys to Youth Success -- Unlocking the Door to Arizona's Future||
Positive youth development is a policy perspective that emphasizes providing services and opportunities to help all young people develop a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment. This framework, Five Keys to Youth Success: Unlocking the Door to Arizona’s Future (Five Keys), focuses on this perspective, and conveys the importance of investing in young people and ensuring tha
|Bartholomew County, IN Council for Youth Development Overview||
The Council for Youth Development is a local coalition, supported by a successful, nationally-recognized program. The Council includes our school systems, youth-serving agencies, government, United Way and scores of agencies dedicated to helping prepare our children to be healthy, successful members of society.
|Forum Flash: August 7, 2007||
This month, Karen Pittman traveled to New York for several days of panels, roundtables and discussions on after-school research and quality programs which was hosted by The Center for After-School Excellence. Across the country, Elizabeth Gaines was working with education advisors in California on strategies to solve problems in their community using Ready by 21.
|Forum Flash: July 17, 2007||
Making Sure Quality Counts and Youth are Engaged
|Building Effective Youth Councils: A Practical Guide to Engaging Youth in Policy Making||
The guide is designed to help states and localities create or strengthen their own youth councils. It is a synthesis of theory and practice that provides a general framework for thinking about youth councils, explaining the principles for youth action and the importance of youth engagement.
|Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change||
Engaging young people as partners in community change is a compelling idea, but translating that idea into effective practice requires focused attention to a range issues. The principles described in this paper emerged from the commingling of research and practice that occurred when the Forum for Youth Investment merged with Community IMPACT! USA.
|Forum Flash: June 19, 2007||
|Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010||
Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.
|Youth Today: Children's Rights, Children's Advocates, Children's Cabinets||
In late March, the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association (RIFPA) staged call-ins to the legislature to oppose the budget cuts to youth in the child welfare system. Par for the course? Not quite.