Oh, shift! for Teens

For many teens (and adults, too) the present can be a difficult place to reside. Jennifer Powers and Mark Tucker’s book, “Oh, shift! for Teens: Get control of your life with a little f ’ in shift,” helps teens handle everyday school and social situations that when not handled mindfully and thoughtfully could snowball into something embarrassing and disastrous . . .

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SAY Sí Program In Action

Making Arts Programs Sing

“Engagement in the arts not only allows young people to express themselves and unleash the power of their imaginations, but also can build skills and confidence . . .

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After-school Arts Program Success

The November 2013 Wallace Foundation report, “Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts,” lists 10 principles seen as best practices for high-quality arts activities . . .

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The Accordion Effect: Is Quality in Afterschool Getting the Squeeze?

Today, practitioners describe the conditions of working in community youth organizations as stressful, overwhelming and impossible. Such conditions give rise to what we have called the Accordion Effect . . .

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For American Indian Youth, Traditional Culture Has Power

Every Monday night, families flock to the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland, Oregon . . .

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Life after Juvenile Detention

Of all the birthdays Julie Kisaka remembers from her childhood, one clearly stands out among the rest. “There’s nothing worse than celebrating your 15th birthday in jail,” Kisaka said . . .

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Innovative Programs Stem Summer Learning Loss

In Boston, fourth-graders in a public school spend summer mornings reading, talking about and researching ecosystems, then head out to Massachusetts marshes and wetlands in the afternoon to get close-up with what they’re learning . . .

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Cherokee Youth on the Air

Cherokee Youth in Radio is one of several programs in North Carolina centered on giving voice to young adults of Native American heritage . . .

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