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“The key is to be positive and do positive things ... It’s hard at the beginning, but if you have people trying to help you and show you tools … then it’s worth a try and you won’t regret it.”
We spoke with Youth M.O.V.E. National, Youth M.O.V.E. Miami – Though the Arts, and Youth M.O.V.E. Jacksonville in person and by phone in July 2014 and again via email in September 2015 Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience (M.O.V.E.) National is a youth and young-adult led national advocacy organization that ...
We spoke to Elliott by phone on November 17, 2011. Questions with * were added February 6, 2012. Elliott is an 18-year-old high school senior who is currently in foster care. They have been in the foster care system for two years and is now working as an advocate for other foster youth ...
We spoke with Carrie via email in May and June 2014. Carrie S., 20, was named National Student of the Year by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and served as an intern with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). She is now a junior at the University of North Dakota, pursuing ...
We spoke with Nicole via email in April 2012. Nicole, 17, is a junior in high school and has been involved with the foster care system since childhood. She is an active member of her local chapter of Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP), an Iowa-based youth group that helps foster youth learn ...
The following blog post originally appeared on the Department of Education’s website. Performance Partnership Pilots: An Opportunity to Improve Outcomes for Disconnected Youth Over 5 million 14-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. are not working or in school and, in many cases, face the additional challenges of being homeless, in foster care, or involved ...
Addressing the needs of disconnected youth is critical to America’s future. The President’s FY 2013 Budget proposes an Inter-Agency Disconnected Youth Initiative that would provide for increased flexibility for States and localities and modest funding for the Federal partners.
Opportunity youth are young people who are between the ages of 16 to 24 years old and are disconnected from school and work.
Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth offer a unique opportunity to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth.
Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience (M.O.V.E.) National is a youth and young-adult led national advocacy organization that wants to change the world. The organization is devoted to improving services and systems that support young people. They focus on empowering young people to partner with adults to create meaningful ...
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