Youth Development

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Released: 08/2015

Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school. Though often labeled “dropouts,” by society, stereotypes assume that these young people are deficient and simply disengaged – lacking the competencies of those that do graduate.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Education



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Released: 02/2015

This study seeks to understand young people’s perspectives on factors that make their lives healthy and whole, speaks to existing theories generated by adult researchers, and reports preliminary ideas garnered from numerous young people about how they conceptualize their own well-being.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: Youth Development



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Released: 09/2013

Good schools are, of course, essential, but not alone sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation’s young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and, yes, in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools and the broader community need to work together to create integrated systems of support for each child— an approach that we term youth systems.

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Resource Type: Research
Funding Area: Youth Development



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Released: 06/2015

This brief explores the ways youth-employment program providers can help young people who are out of the labor force and out of school obtain valuable work experience or further education.

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Resource Type: Funder Briefing



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Released: 03/2015

With support from The C.S. Mott Foundation, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in Michigan with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Youth Development