Self-sufficiency

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Colleges Support Homeless Students by Designating One Point of Contact
Learn about the new model some states are adapting to support unaccompanied youth as they enter and advance through college.

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6 Ways to Make Service Learning Part of Your Youth- and Family-Serving Program
Learn 6 steps to make service-learning an integral part of your youth- and family-serving program.

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5 Tools for Building Youth Financial Literacy
We share resources that help youth find their financial footing.

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Exploring Whether and How to Help Youth Be Their Own Bosses
Researchers talk to young people about their interest in, and barriers to, entrepreneurship programs.

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More Social Services May Lead to More Sources of Income for Hispanic Teen Mothers
Learn how upping in-person interaction between social workers and Hispanic teen moms may help these young moms become more self-sufficient.

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Build a Logic Model on the Child Welfare Information Gateway
Map out what you do, why you do it, what you hope to achieve, and how you will measure achievement.

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5 Tips for Supporting Young Mothers' Road to College
Advice from staff at The Care Center, a comprehensive college preparation program for teen moms in Holyoke, MA.

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Q&A: American Youth Policy Forum on Transitioning Youth from Foster Care
Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care, a new policy brief from the American Youth Policy Forum, identifies three key areas where youth need support.

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Help Would-Be First-Generation Students Get Support for Their College Dreams
Two websites offer resources and a sense of community to young people aiming to be the first in their families to pursue higher education.

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4 Ways to Help Homeless Students Overcome Barriers to Scholarship Funding
Advice from Cyekeia Lee, director of higher education initiatives at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

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