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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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Using the National Youth in Transition Database Survey Results
Runaway and homeless youth service providers can use results from the National Youth in Transition Database to help inform transition planning and services offered.

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What Do Vulnerable Young People Think of a Vocational Peer Mentoring Program?
Youth between 17 and 20 years old who were receiving residential and psychiatric care shared their perspectives of vocational peer mentoring within an evidence-based supported employment program.

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6 Aftercare Supports Youth Need
Additional supports can help ensure a smooth and permanent transition for runaway and homeless youth leaving a program.

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How Does Early "Adultification" Affect Homeless Youth?
Learn how homeless young people's experiences with early "adultification" shaped their lives before and after they became homeless.

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Testing a Mobile App for Homeless Youth and Service Providers
Learn how an app may help homeless youth better access services.

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Supporting Urban Native American Youth in Their Transition to Adulthood
Learn what research shows about urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successful transitioning to adulthood.

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What Former Transitional Living Program Participants Suggest for Improving These Programs
Read about how a case manager-turned-researcher and two former transitional living program (TLP) participants put TLP research into practice.

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Staff with Mentor Roles Enhance Housing Programs for Transition Age Youth
Learn how your organization can incorporate mentorship into your youth housing program.

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Social Enterprises Provide Valuable Job Training and a Sense of Purpose for Homeless Youth
Learn how to start a business that helps young people gain employment skills.

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