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The Intern Chronicles: A Young Man's On-the-Job Training, Part 1
Meet Craig, aspiring comedian and resident-turned-intern at Sea Haven for Youth, a runaway and homeless youth program in North Myrtle Beach, SC. In a three-part series, NCFY is following Craig's experience working for Sea Haven. We're also offering tips on how youth programs can help young people succeed as interns.

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8 Tips to Help Youth Make the Most of Summer Jobs
Summer jobs can be a great way for young people to earn money, stay busy while they’re not in school, and improve their resumes. But getting and succeeding at a job can be challenging, especially for youth who haven’t had a job.

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What Factors Make Foster Youth More Vulnerable to Adverse Sexual Health Outcomes?
Read about three strategies facilitators can implement to improve the delivery of sexual health curricula to current and former foster youth.

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Resource Center Offers Skill-Building and Support for Young Parents
Learn about a peer-directed youth center that partners with community organizations to provide classes for teen mothers and fathers.

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Participate in Global Youth Service Day
Discover ways youth can participate in community service for Global Youth Service Day 2017.

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Help Youth Connect to Their Heritage During African American History Month
Discover four websites that provide free resources for educating youth about African American historical figures and events.

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Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Year-Round
Learn about volunteer opportunities youth can join to serve their communities.

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Free Conversation Toolkit Helps Young People Stay Safe
Learn how to discuss sensitive topics like cybersafety, healthy relationships, and bullying with young people.

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Free Online Toolkit Helps Organizations Evaluate Their Mentoring Programs
Learn what steps to take to conduct a mentoring program evaluation.

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Free Online Training on Pathways to Adulthood
Learn about a training that prepares frontline staff for working with transition age youth who live with mental health challenges.

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