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Bright Idea: Using Social Media to Promote Healthy Youth Development

April 29, 2011

Researchers and entrepreneurs are investigating ways that youth workers can use social media to engage young people.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at Youth-Serving Organizations

April 28, 2011

Darkness to Light provides resources to help youth-serving organizations guard against child sexual abuse.

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Primary Sources: 'Natural Mentors' Make a Difference for Teen Moms

April 27, 2011

Informal mentoring relationships can help teen moms cope with stress.

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Global Youth Service Day Is a Success for Honolulu Mentoring Program

April 25, 2011

We follow up our earlier story about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, which asked mentors and mentees to come out in honor of Global Youth Service Day and lend a hand at a local beach cleanup. The response, it turns out, was tremendous.

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Primary Sources: Evidence That ‘Natural Mentoring’ Works Regardless of Ethnicity

April 22, 2011

A new study looks at the effects of youths' close relationships with adults who are not their parents.

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Get Your Test!

April 19, 2011

April is STD Awareness Month. Resources from the Get Your Test campaign and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give you everything you need to encourage sexually active young people to get tested.

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Homeless System Evaluator Tool

April 18, 2011

A new tool from the National Alliance to End Homelessness helps answer an important question: Does your community’s homeless assistance system move youth (and others) into permanent housing quickly and cost-effectively, and does it help them stay there?

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Primary Sources: Service-Learning Makes a Difference for At-Risk Youth

April 14, 2011

Research shows that high quality service-learning can be an effective way to engage youth involved in risky behaviors.

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Report to Congress on FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs Released

April 12, 2011

The latest report to Congress on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs is now available.

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Honolulu Mentoring Program Plans for Global Youth Service Day

April 11, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu is organizing a beach cleanup. Are you planning a service project?

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Primary Sources: Nurturing Young People’s Interests to Foster Positive Outcomes

April 7, 2011

The authors surveyed a group of 15-year-olds across the country about their “sparks”—their deep passions or interests—and whether they had the support they needed to pursue them.

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Community Service Toolkits

April 6, 2011

A trio of free toolkits from the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse can help youth workers jump-start their community-service-learning programs.

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Right on the Money: Making Youth-Written Grant Proposals Stand Out

April 5, 2011

Representatives from Do Something and Youth Service America share the recipe for making community-service grant proposals rise to the top of the heap.

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Global Youth Service Day is April 15-17, 2011

April 1, 2011

This month, encourage young people to join millions of their peers in a day of service.

9-5 pm Eastern