Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Funding Opportunity: Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) with Children of Incarcerated Parents (COIP)

This Call for Research Proposals is intended to advance YPAR on issues affecting children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent in order to improve practices and support policymakers and practitioners in this field.

Archived Webinar: The Benefits and Importance of Using YPAR with Youth with Incarcerated Parents

This webinar discussed the variety of roles youth may hold and the importance of leveraging developmental relationships while conducting Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). This webinar is especially useful for researchers who conduct YPAR working with youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent.

Past Event: Webinar on Advancing the Use of Core Components Approaches: Suggestions for Researchers Publishing Evaluation Results

This webinar identifies categories of data important to collect and report on that would advance core components approaches. It also engages audience members in a discussion about how best to incentivize researchers, journal editors and others to make more complete and detailed information available to identify, test, and scale up core components of effective programs.

Share with Youth: YE4C Editorial Board Opportunity

The IWGYP is seeking youth ages 16-24 who are interested in writing and online content development for youth audiences to join the next cohort of the YE4C Editorial Board.

Wanted: Internships for Youth

Many young people have had their summer internship plans canceled by the pandemic. The YE4C team is collecting a listing of paid and unpaid internships to help teens and young adults ages 16-24 build their skills during this time. Share internship opportunities for the YE4C website.

Share with Youth: Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) Website

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs' youth.gov website has a website dedicated to youth ages 16-24, designed to empower youth to improve their lives and the world around them.

Resource: Youth Development Across the Federal Government: A Thought Leader Conversation with Cheri Hoffman

This webpage provides the full recording, an interactive transcript, the slide presentation, and additional resources from a live webinar conversation exploring how the IWGYP helps federal agencies approach positive youth development and emerging ways that the IWGYP is tackling its mission.

Resources: Three New Guides for Families Experiencing the Criminal Justice System

This three-part guide series covers a family’s unique journey through the stages of a loved one’s involvement in the justice system.

Share with Youth: Education and Career Pathways Toolkit

This new toolkit is a collection of resources curated by youth for youth to help with one of the biggest decisions young people face. Find resources on career & education paths, paying for school, career planning, and more.