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Youth Today: Keeping our Eyes on the Prize

By Karen Pittman, February 2000

The new millennium is upon us. Reflection is required. What have we accomplished over the past few decades? We have pushed the public goals for all youth from problem-management to problem-prevention to promoting development (meaning problem-free and fully prepared). We are moving more forcefully the idea that fully prepared is not enough — that young people must be fully participating. We’ve strengthened our links with the goals and strategies of our “sister” fields — early childhood development, community development, economic development and family development. Most would agree that the changes in the last 40 years of youth policy and practice have been positive and significant.

2000-02-01
Directions to the Cady-Lee House

The Cady-Lee House (www.cadylee.org) is located at 7064 Eastern Avenue NW on the southeast corner of Piney Branch Road and Eastern Avenue in Takoma, D.C., adjacent to Takoma Park, Maryland.

2000-01-01
Texas: Legislative Budget Board Budget and Performance Assessments: State Agencies and Institutions, Fiscal Year 2005

These Legislative Budget Board (LBB) summary reports, Budget and Performance Assessments of State Agencies and Institutions, are designed to address the Legislature’s need for useful and timely Texas government budget and performance information.

1999-12-15
Youth Today: Youth Engagement

By Karen Pittman, November 1999

Youth participation for youth development. Youth participation for community change. Different goals with different strategies, maybe even different proponents and results. This is a critical distinction that I, for one, have been slow to grasp. A data-inspired exercise helped me understand the importance of this distinction.

1999-11-01
Finding Common Agendas: How Young People are Being Engaged in Community Change Efforts

To further the exploration of the changing role of community development organizations (CDOs) in youth development work, the Ford Foundation retained Community Development Associates, Inc., (CDA) in January of 1998 to conduct an investigation of the interconnection between youth development work and that of community-based organizations.

1999-10-01
Youth Today: Small is Essential

By Karen Pittman, October 1999

Construction of a new 5,000-student high school in Los Angeles was halted last month because someone discovered that is was being built on a toxic site. Because of land scarcity, it turns out that this is a problem in big cities across the country.

1999-10-01
Louisiana: State of Louisiana Performance Standards, Guidelines for Development and Revision

A performance standard is the expected level of performance associated with a particular performance indicator for a particular period and funding level. Performance standards are developed during the operating budget development process and established during the appropriation process.

1999-09-15
Oregon: Coordinate and Facilitate Community-Based Comprehensive Planning

In 1999, the Oregon Legislature adopted Senate Bill 555, which established a state policy requiring state agencies to work in partnership with local communities to plan, coordinate, and provide services accordingly for Oregon’s children and families.

1999-09-01
Youth Today: The Power of Engagement

By Karen Pittman, September 1999

“Problem-free isn’t fully prepared.” I coined this phrase more than a decade ago to explain quickly to diverse audiences the fundamental difference between the goals of prevention and preparation, and the practices of working from strengths rather than addressing deficits. It stuck. I have threatened to have bumper stickers made, but haven’t.

1999-09-01
Motivation for Learning: Youth Voices for Educational Change

This publication features the opinions and experiences of young people, speaking to the topic of school reform and redesign. It is based on panels facilitated in conjunction with the Carnegie Corporation Schools for a New Society Initiative and the Council of Chief State School Officers 1999 Summer Institute.

1999-08-15