Youth Development, General/Other News

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Living Classrooms Foundation CEO Video Interview
Baltimore Business Journal Editor Joanna Sullivan chats with the president and CEO of the Living Classrooms Foundation James Piper Bond in a video interview regarding the Foundation as an educational...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

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

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

JTFN Awards $1,000 to Jewish Summer Camps to Develop Teen Philanthropy
The New York-based Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) awards $1,000 each to 38 Jewish-based summer camps in North America. The funding will be used to develop teen philanthropy programs in each...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

Tensions between Values and Positive Activities in Community-Based Work
The Journal of Youth Studies contains a published work piece of Dr Helen Jones, a Course Leader in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield, with...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

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 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






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Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria


Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, an agreement signed by 34 banks, including the original eight of the nation’s leading banks, that covered nine key areas: environmental and social risk management, environmental and social footprint, human rights, women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, environmental and social governance, capacity building, collaborative partnerships and reporting.




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