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Author: Holly Prior

Connecting Together for Impact Pt 1

November 20, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

A lack of access to early education, healthcare and student engagement impacts youth over time.  A study conducted by California Polytechnic University and the University of Maryland found that youth affected by poverty faced a significant disadvantage in school as early as kindergarten, and that gap in readiness increased as the child aged.1 This gap […]

The Keys to Positive Youth Development Pt. 2

November 13, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

To read part one of this Q&A, click here. nFocus: We understand how youth form their relationships with others. This understanding has changed due to an increase in technology use. What are some steps a person can take to leverage technology to help improve a youth’s developmental relationships? Pekel: The early research we’re observing seems to […]

The Keys to Positive Youth Development Pt 1

November 13, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Many significant issues impact education and youth development. Over the past few decades, a variety of solutions have been proposed to increase student grades, attendance and graduation rates, as well as to lower the frequency of unhealthy behaviors. These solutions—including tutoring programs, additional out-of-school time providers, and additional testing—more frequently treat the symptoms of a […]

Using Integrated Student Supports to Keep Kids in School

August 12, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

Communities In Schools’ President Dan Cardinali Talks to nFocus Solutions about the Organization’s Approach to Improving Academic Success and Graduation Rates in Schools Across America Roughly 7,000 students drop out of public schools across the country daily. While difficult to comprehend, this figure equates to about 1.3 million students who fail to get their high […]