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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 […]

Going Beyond Test Scores

February 26, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) in nFocus‘ SurveyTrax has what it takes to help you better understand the underlying issues surrounding youth development today. In my previous entries, including my interview with Hedy Chang of Attendance Works, I discussed how students who are not proficient in reading by third grade are four times more likely […]