Youth Development, General/Other News

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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



Youth SEED Leads Social Enterprise Intensive at United Roots
Youth Seed is going to lead a summer Social Enterprise Intensive program hosted by United Roots. Young leaders between the ages of 18-28 that have ideas for a social enterprise, or projects that...more

OnTrak Community Initiative for Playing Truants
According to the Department of Education, the percentage of youth classified as "persistent absentees" or truants have dropped in recent years. Thanks to a social enterprise model called OnTrak...more

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more

Youth: More Volunteer Engagement
The Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor encourages youth to be more involved in volunteer work. Rosmah Mansor reasons that volunteerism practice lays the foundation for a united...more

Award-Winning Tax Attorney Inspires Youth of Germantown
Award-winning tax attorney and advocate, Nikki Johnson-Huston, hopes to affect policy change. She talks with Germantown youth of LOGAN Hope School at Tabor Children's Services to share her inspiring...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

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






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Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?

Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?
Many celebrities such as Lily Cole, Emma Watson and Hugh Jackman have launched their own...



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