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Understanding the impact of youth development programs has been an important topic since the programs first began, and the past 25 years in particular have witnessed considerable...
Evaluation
Search Institute has identified 40 building blocks of healthy development, known as Developmental Assets, that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
While mentoring professionals recognize the importance of program evaluation, identifying practical evaluation resources can be challenging.
Evaluation
In this article from Stanford Social Innovation Review Paul Brest, the outgoing president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, reflects on the growing importance of...
This document, divided into two sections, is designed to meet the needs of juvenile justice stakeholders who are working to promote family involvement and of families whose...
The O'Leary and Bingham report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government expands on previous Center reports by adding an important practical tool for managers in networks...
Here is a unique example of mentoring and the application of the developmental assets to enhance youth development that you all might enjoy learning about!
This resource from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is designed to help youth group leaders develop strategies and tactics to address issues of influence, peer...
This is the Web site for the PBS show, Aging Out, a documentary chronicling the life of five young men and women aging out of the foster care system.
Foster Care
These are slides from a webinar presentation done by the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center on the application of Positive Youth Development principals in the...
One of the most important parts of asset mapping is to make sure that there is follow up and accountability with potential partners. The Asset Mapping Action Plan allows you...
This issue brief from the Youth Reentry Task Force of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and...
The Benevon Model is a mission-centered, four-step, circular process for raising sustainable funding for your organization.
This guide from New York City Administration for Children's Services discusses best practices for mentoring youth in foster care. These include building organizational capacity,...
Foster Care
In an effort to build on the knowledge of what works in mentoring programs, The Evaluation, Management and Training (EMT) Group interviewed 50 mentor program managers throughout...
This report from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides guidance on how communities can best address an existing or emerging youth gang problem.