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One Million Acts Of Kindness

One Million Acts Of Kindness is a grassroots mission which teaches students the importance of having an individual ,lifetime goal of kindness. Each child performing and wanting kindness for everyone they interact with every day of their lives. One Million Acts Of Kindness Week is an annual event which is always begins the second Monday in February for 7 days. One Million Acts Of Kindness Certificates are on the homepage of the website. They are an inspiration for every child to remind them that they have taken a lifetime pledge of kindness.

Key Considerations for Serving Disconnected Youth

This paper provides a description of the youth population that is disconnected from education and the workforce and describes a set of key considerations for improving outcomes for this population. Programmatic examples that demonstrate how effective supports for youth look in practice are discussed. The paper concludes with policy recommendations for serving youth at the federal, state and local levels.

Is Your Organization Supporting Meaningful Youth Participation in Collaborative Team Planning

Does your organization support meaningful youth participation in collaborative team planning? This 14-itemSelf-Assessment Quiz can help you identify your organization's strengths regarding youth participation, as well as areas in which you can do more.

Involving Youth in Planning for their Education, Treatment, & Services Research...

This document summarizes research on the benefits of involving youth meaningfully in planning for their own treatment and care.

Municipal Leadership for Afterschool: Citywide Approaches Spreading across the Country

This report identifies cities that have worked to coordinate afterschool opportunities for children and youth.  These cities have made a shift in their approach to afterschool programming, moving from management and funding of isolated programs toward in-depth coordination among city, school and nonprofit providers.

Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs

This paper introduces a framework for major juvenile justice reform-theintegration of a forward-looking administrative model with evidence-based programming. Such a system is focused on basing program placements and supervision levels upon objective risk and needs assessments and in constructing case management plans focused on improving future behavior rather than punishing past behavior.

Helping High School Dropouts Improve Their Prospects

Too many adolescents, especially minorities, drop out of high school and then experience high rates of unemployment, incarceration, drug use, and nonmarital births. The high incidence of individual and social costs, combined with rigorous evidence of at least modestly successful program models, makes a solid case for investing public funds in programs and research for disconnected youth.

Frequently Asked Questions for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

This document provides an overview of information and resources for foster youth transitioning to adulthood in Florida.

Focal Point: Research, Policy, and Practice in Children's Mental Health: Youth empowerment and participation in mental health care. 23(2), Summer 2009

This issue of Focal Point highlights a number of successful and innovative efforts to promote youth voice and youth empowerment. Many of the articles are authored by or include contributions from youth who are directly involved in the featured programs