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  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Research Products
    A vivid portrait of a little girl, her mother, and their experience at a neighborhood agency demonstrates how stories taken from the field can illustrate the power of peer education and motivate staff toward more inspired educational after school programming. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Research Products
    This essay presents one practitioner's journey into the field of after school education. It encourages practitioners to maintain their passion while seeking ways to further examine their practice in the pursuit of excellence. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    An effective youth development-based training program includes such key elements as building trust, engaging participants, and setting high expectations. This article presents practical suggestions and a useful checklist for program planners. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A program that combines sports and literature can improve students’ reading, writing, and comprehension skills. What’s more, it promotes children’s personal development and selfesteem, and forges a link between sports, literature, and their daily lives. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Children thrive individually when they feel part of a group. Thus every youth organization must intentionally create an agency culture that promotes positive values and relationships. Using social group work theory and her own experience as an agency director, the author proposes a Model for Common Humanity: nine principles that can guide the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    At a family service agency in the North Bronx, staff members have drawn a vital connection between community and literacy. The authors explain how their literacy program evolved from a basic tutoring opportunity into a curriculum using themes and information gleaned from the young participants’ immediate community surroundings. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The worlds of business and youth-based community organizations share similar philosophies of creativity, collaboration and communication. Using research conducted at an urban youth theater program, the author demonstrates how young artists play organizational roles and act with a “sense of agency” comparable to that of the corporate world. ... »