How Will We Fund Services for the Next Generation?
We are excited to announce this introductory webinar to learn more about a new movement to organize locally to address the funding crisis in children and youth services. Join us on September 11, 2015, from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT.
Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice.
Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions.
For many in the United States, the United Kingdom has been a standout among political powers because of its treatment of youth work—afterschool programming, voluntary services, job training, housing—as a public good.
Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve more than 10 million young people per year, which provides a significant opportunity to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Until fairly recently, however, the field has lacked a comprehensive set of operationalizable standards for healthy eating and physical activity (Childhood Obesity 2012).
Think of opportunity as a faucet. During the school year, the faucet flows for our country's young people, offering access to public education, structured afterschool activities for many students, caring mentors or adults, and daily subsidized breakfast and lunch for those in need—all resources critical to ensuring positive outcomes for youth.
This summer, families are invited to blast off to space with the help of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (MSI).