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|Youth Today: YAA: More Important Than You Think||
By Karen Pittman, July 2001
Convinced that the Younger Americans Act (YAA) is the legislative marker that could finally put youth development on the map? You are absolutely right. But are you right for all the right reasons?
|Oregon: College Scholarships for Former Foster Children||
Provides college scholarships for former foster children. Appropriates monies from General Fund to Oregon Student Assistance Commission for scholarships.
(HB2431, OR, 2001)
|Youth Acts, Community Impacts: Stories of Youth Engagement||
This document offers eight case studies -- and a number of short profiles -- documenting efforts in the United States and around the world, all connecting the dots between youth action and meaningful community change.
|Youth Action: Youth Contributing to Communities, Communities Supporting Youth||
This report explores three important trends and their implications: 1) Our understanding of how to best address the problems and needs of youth, 2) there is interest within the field that provides fresh impetus for youth as change agents, and 3) youth are increasingly tackling challenges in their community.
|Youth Development and Community Change: A Guide to Documents and Tools||
This guide provides a roadmap through many documents and several years of work on the Community and Youth Development Series that was published with the support of the Ford Foundation in an effort to consolidate answers to basic questions.
|Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections from the International Learning Group on Youth and Community Development||
This volume pulls together a range of reflections from members of the International Learning Group (ILG) members, Latin American friends and staff. The bulk of the volume is devoted to the individual and collective essays, interviews, statements and reports written or inspired by the ILG members during and after the Latin American visit.
|Powerful Pathways: Framing Options and Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth||
This discussion paper of the Youth Transition Funders Group synthesizes "the insights, inspirations and future directions" created over a five-year period "to frame policies and programs directed at our most vulnerable youth."
|Youth Today: Quality + Time = Quantity?||
By Karen Pittman, October 2001
Gone are the days when anyone believed that all it takes to get a pilot youth program to scale is a favorable evaluation. Going, it seems, are the days when anyone believes that all it takes to keep a program afloat is luck, a good accounting system and some compelling anecdotes. Outcomes-based accountability has brought discipline to some programs but fear to many. Good evaluations do not ensure automatic growth. Bad or even mediocre evaluations, however, may lead to funding cuts.
|Youth Today: An Official Seal of Approval||
By Karen Pittman, December 2001
|California, San Diego County: San Diego's Children's Budget||
This first Children’s Budget reflects a snapshot in time, using FY 2001–02 funding levels. Since that time, state and federal budget cuts have had a substantial impact on County programs serving children, youth, and families. In some sense, the Children’s Budget represents a “high water mark” for new investments in children’s services.