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Positive Youth Development

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Creating Opportunities for Youth in Crisis Through Art Studio Programs
Learn how arts exploration benefits young people in a runaway and homeless youth program, and functions as an art studio for the community.

ACYF Commissioner Rafael López

Rafael López: Working together to ensure the well-being of America's youth
Commissioner Rafael López discusses recent developments in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

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Free Online Learning Modules Help Youth Study Round the Clock
Discover hundreds of academic tutoring courses that youth and staff can access for free online.

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Youth Creativity Raises Funds and Spreads Message
Learn how a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantee combined youth engagement and fundraising efforts.

Two young people at an art gallery.

Virtual Museum Trips for Youth are Only a Click Away
Discover a free website that will become your go-to resource for arts education inspiration.

A young woman writing poetry.

Teaching Poetry to At-Risk Youth
Discover resources for starting a poetry writing group with young people.

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FindYouthInfo.gov is Now Youth.gov
The national resource center, first spearheaded by a working group of 12 federal agencies, has a new name, look, and web address.

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Promoting Work Success for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care
Two organizations use different approaches to help youth aging out of foster care find and keep work.

A young man writing.

What are the Pros and Cons of Engaging Youth in Narrative Writing?
Researchers review the benefits and concerns among young people who have experienced violence or traumatic stress.

Community Access Unlimited's entry shows success breaking through a wall of risks.

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest
Learn about the designs submitted for the sixth annual mural contest for runaway and homeless youth programs.

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