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What Makes Learning Work in the Out-of-School Hours?

August 30, 2012

With young people going back to school this month, we re-post a roundup of reports on out-of-school learning.

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Primary Sources: Could Protecting Boys From Sexual Abuse Also Prevent Teen Pregnancy?

August 27, 2012

An analysis of past research finds that sexually abused teen boys have a much higher likelihood of getting someone pregnant than do other boys.

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California's Lessons in Gang Prevention

August 23, 2012

Over the past five years, 13 California cities have participated a gang prevention network sponsored by the National League of Cities and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Two new publications highlight the lessons learned by a number of the cities.

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Bright Idea: Live Chat Crisis Services Give Youth One More Way to Connect

August 22, 2012

Offering one-on-one live chat to youth may be a good option for organizations that already offer crisis intervention and are looking for a way to reach more teens.

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Bright Idea: Need New Space? Consider Renovating an Old One Instead!

August 21, 2012

Instead of building a new site, consider renovating an old one. The price and space benefits may be worth the effort!

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Primary Sources: Can Mental Health and Housing Services Help Youth Hold Down a Job?

August 20, 2012

Researchers tested whether the Individual Placement and Support, or IPS, model, an approach to workforce development, helps homeless young adults with mental illness stay employed.

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Right on the Money: Be a Funding Detective and Find a Foundation to Support Your Cause

August 17, 2012

An expert on fundraising research shares tips for identifying foundations interested in supporting youth programs.

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Right on the Money: Reboot Your Fundraising This Fall

August 15, 2012

Five fundraising tips for youth-serving organizations, from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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Primary Sources: Homeless Youth Do Not Necessarily Lack Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy

August 13, 2012

This study found that young people using a homeless shelter in New Orleans had above-average feelings of self-esteem and self-efficacy.

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When Are Migrant Students Eligible for Homeless Education Services?

August 9, 2012

With school back in session soon, this could come in handy: A new brief from the National Center for Homeless Education aims to help educators and service providers understand the federally funded education programs for migrant and homeless youth, so that young people eligible for both types of services are able to get assistance.

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Right on the Money: Three Easy, Low-Cost Strategies for Promoting Planned Giving

August 8, 2012

Want people to leave money to your organization in their wills? Here are three easy ways to encourage them.

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Pregnancy Prevention Resources From the Office of Adolescent Health

August 7, 2012

New Web pages from the Office of Adolescent Health offer resources to help young people make good decisions for their futures.

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Primary Sources: Can Teaching Homeless Youth to Solve Problems Keep Them Safe?

August 6, 2012

The answer may be yes. A new study of homeless youth in Los Angeles finds that youth who have learned to solve problems are less likely to use drugs, have risky sex and get in trouble with the law.

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New Study Links Teen Birth Rates with Dropping Out of School

August 3, 2012

A report released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and America's Promise Alliance found that 16 percent of teen pregnancies occur in communities with low-performing schools.

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Right on the Money: Want to Build Your Endowment? Promoting Planned Giving May Be a Good Step

August 2, 2012

In the first article of a two-part series on planned giving, we share a checklist that can help you decide if your organization has the right ingredients to encourage donors to make bequests.

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Bright Idea: Writing Workshops Can Be Fun and Therapeutic for Youth

August 1, 2012

The deadline for FYSB's essay contest for runaway and homeless youth is about five weeks away. How about holding a writing workshop for your youth this month? NCFY tells you how.

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