Youth Development, General/Other News

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Sasha Bruce Youthwork Copes with Budget Reductions despite Rising Homeless Youth
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, shelter and counsel provider for homeless youth, has been stricken with budget cuts totaling more than $1.1 million within the previous year. The federal spending cuts were...more



Homeless Youth Crowdsources His Way to University
James Ward, 19, has seen much of life's struggles. He and his family have dealt with homelessness for four years, moving between shelters and Skid Row in L.A. Wanting to pursue college, Ward has...more

Special Program Helps Siblings Build Positive Relationships
Feinberg and Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, introduced the SIBlings are Special (SIBS) Program to address brother and sister relationships. The program gives...more

Congressman Fattah Gives Honor to AmeriCorps
Congressman Chaka Fattah, leading Congressional advocate for national and community service for the youth, addresses AmeriCorps as "Patriotic and Life Molding Experience" in honor of AmeriCorps...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more

YES! Program Tells Young People to Just Breathe
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more

Early School Engagement Helps Youths Prevent Dropouts and Problematic Social Behaviors
According to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Connecticut College, helping youth stay engaged in school is less likely to dropout. The findings reveal that youths who...more

Civic Engagement Empowers Youth, Increases Will to Change for the Better
To tackle the issues revolving around at-risk youth, Michigan State University Extension advises young people to engage in civic participation. Such participation empowers and stimulates their will...more






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The First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise in America


The First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise in America

Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital has purchased 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and fashion social enterprise that has been providing products to kids in need from every customer’s purchase.




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