Principles behind the Big Picture (Youth, Community, Change)

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.

Publishing Date: 
September 3, 2001

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.

Publishing Date: 
September 2, 2001

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.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2001

Indiana: Ready by 21® - Council for Youth Development, Columbus, IN

Summary of Columbus, IN, Ready by 21® strategic planning process and how youth are: Learning, Working, Thriving, Connecting, Contributing.

(NOTE: Print back to back on 8 1/2 x 11" paper for best reading results,)

Publishing Date: 
July 31, 2006

Youth Today: Some Things Do Make a Difference

By Karen Pittman, April 2003

While the debate over whether after-school programs make a difference in academic achievement takes shape inside the Washington Beltway, more good news has been deposited on the bridge where research, policy and practice meet.

Publishing Date: 
April 1, 2003

Youth Today: 21st Century Skills and Indicators

By Karen Pittman, July 2003

We're getting close.

On June 5, 50 hand-picked researchers, practitioners and policy experts from academia and youth development gathered in Washington at the behest of the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize youth performance indicators used to assess after-school programs the department funds. The stakes were high. The discussions were surprisingly good.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2003