Right on the Money: Tough Times Mean Belt Tightening for Youth Programs

July 15, 2009

This spring, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, in Silver Spring, MD, was staring at a $7 million deficit, declining membership and outdated facilities. To stay afloat, the organization began the arduous task of making cuts to staff, programs and services.

Bright Idea: Pack Now In Case Disaster Strikes

July 5, 2009

 Summer is here—and so are hurricane, tornado and wildfire seasons in many parts of the country. It’s the perfect time to create a disaster plan for your youth program.

Bright Idea: Prepping Youth to Speak in Public and to the Media

June 25, 2009

 Since 2004, the FosterClub All-Stars have proved an important point: When former foster youth speak about the child welfare system, people listen.  

Primary Sources: Ensuring That Learning Goes On When School’s Out

June 15, 2009

Research shows that providing expanded learning opportunities, or ELOs, for older youth in the out-of-school hours may make adolescents more likely to go to school, finish their homework, do well on standardized test scores, and have good study habits and high motivation.


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