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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 […]

Laying the Groundwork for Success

May 7, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Q&A with Michael McAfee of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink For decades, communities across the nation have struggled with determining how to tackle the complex social issues their citizens face. For nearly 40 years, the high school graduation rate in the United States has remained stagnant and issues like poverty and hunger continue to […]

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 […]