Generation Work is a Partnership Collaborative and Learning Community funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This national initiative is designed to combine Positive Youth Development, Demand Driven Strategies and Racial Equity and Inclusion to improve youth and young adult employment outcomes. 467 more words
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Why Youth Engagement?
In my post, Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis, I briefly touched on the importance of youth engagement to provide young people the knowledge and skill sets needed so they can become active citizens that contribute to building healthy communities and a stronger nation. 555 more words
Friendships are extremely important to teens. University of Illinois Extension lists the following benefits to teen friendships:
1) Friendships provide teens with opportunities to develop conflict resolution skills. 409 more words
Historically, the primary focus of youth work has been on risk prevention and rehabilitation, such as delinquency and drug addiction, and to keep youth off the streets, known as a person-centered approach.3 Such approach has led to service providers to regard young people as problems requiring a solution or intervention. 482 more words
by Jake M.
Sport and recreation have served as tools to aid in youth development for many years. Particularly, team sports are most often chosen for children by their parents to engage them in physical activity that promotes social development through teamwork and build confidence in their physical abilities. 504 more words