Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission, Western Uganda Bantwana Program
This study in Western Uganda tried to determine the links between household income/assets and the protection and well-being of children. We also tried to determine if and how economic interventions for caregivers could improve the lives of the children in their care, without doing inadvertent harm. Armed with answers to these questions, governments, NGOs and donors should be able to make better funding and programming decisions.
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational experiences that capitalize on their individual strengths, develop their skills and competencies, and connect them to positive adult role models. SYEP Provides seven weeks of entry-level work experience in a variety of jobs at community-based organizations, government agencies and private sector businesses.
Calling all youths between the ages of 13-26! Register today to gain the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to plan for your future! The Youth Leadership Institute is a five-part series, providing today's youth with a valuable overview of the transition experience to better prepare them for the world after high-school. Workshop topics will include Independent Living, Employment and Workforce Development, Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Services, Getting and Keeping Your First Job, Career and Technical Training Programs, College Readiness, and Accessing Accommodations in College.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is using sports to help youth in Kenya learn conflict resolution skills and build community ties.
The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)
This report highlights key findings from a recent survey and a series of focus groups with 481 youth ages 16–24 from across the District of Columbia who were at least marginally reconnected to various schools, training programs, or community based social-service organizations. This research effort was designed to better understand how, when, and why youth choose to reconnect, the barriers that prevent reconnection, and the strategies that could facilitate reconnection.
This paper investigates quality apprenticeship in three German companies (BMW, Siemens and Volkswagen) that initiated apprenticeship programmes in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in the southern part of the U.S. The report highlights the strong involvement of the three companies and their active cooperation with community colleges and municipalities in training apprentices in mechatronics, an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering with a high content of computer skills and software knowledge.
Microlinks, USAID, and the QED Group
Aug 19, 2014 (09:00am to 03:30pm)
Examines and develops the concept of creating inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore their own and other cultural identities and examine how these critical elements impact interactions with youth. Also included is a discussion on how a culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people. Foundations include both lived experience and research.
How it works:
Jan 12, 2015 (10:30am) to Feb 15, 2015 (10:30am)
The Youth Work Matters Online course takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation! Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.
Jun 10, 2014 (09:30am) to Jun 13, 2014 (05:30pm)
Taking place from June 10-13, 2014.