A Closer Look: The Generation Work Partnership in Seattle

…— especially youth and young adults of color and those from low-income communities &mdash ... and funders’ collaborative. King County’s Education and Employment Resources leads youth-led ... — and serves as the local lead for the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund ... Washington's K-12 system, including Open Doors Youth Reengagement, which serves students between the ages

May 6, 2019

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Twelve Named to Casey's Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

…of its 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Since launching in 2015, the council ... that advances the youth justice field. “The council has helped me grow personally and professionally ... youth organization and motivational speaking group.” The new members — all between the ages ... to broaden the group’s reach — two members are also representing the local youth councils

May 3, 2019

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Indiana Report Identifies Educational Barriers for Young People in Foster Care

…people in foster care that advocates say should help leaders better allocate resources to ensure youth ... Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® in the state, advocated for the report ... . “Indiana needs to ensure youth in foster care are not denied equitable educational opportunities ... due to their involvement with the child welfare system,” says Brent Kent, CEO

April 25, 2019

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David Muhammad on Reinventing Juvenile Probation

…Muhammad is dedicated to changing. A criminal justice and youth development expert, Muhammad currently ... for Washington DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. Otherwise put: Muhammad has seen &mdash ... in supporting youth. What a better model of support looks like for young people in need. Examples of diversion ... , assess their needs and then develop a plan with the youth and the family at the table.” &ldquo

April 23, 2019

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Place Matters

Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

…how the state supports youth, ages 14 to 25, who are involved in its child welfare or juvenile justice ... Some youth are ineligible for support at age 18, as they age out of child-serving systems ... step. The goal? Help these youth successfully transition to adulthood — and thrive. ... Youth outcomes are not the responsibility of one public system or organization. Rather

April 22, 2019

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Town Halls in Georgia Show the Needs of Youth in Foster Care

…Since 2016, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) in Georgia — one of the Annie E. Casey ... Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® sites — has partnered ... with the Division of Family and Children Services, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, community ... organizations and agencies to facilitate youth town halls with local youth who are or have been in foster care

April 18, 2019

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New Mexico Legislature Extends Foster Care to Age 21

…Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support ... system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well ... Youth Leaders helped draft and advance the bill, which provides continued housing, case worker support ... and living stipends. Equally important: It gives youth more time to finish school, develop skills

April 18, 2019

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Emerging Scholars Explore Role of Neighborhood Norms in Kids’ Activities

…parents in low-income communities perceive their neighborhoods and their children’s participation ... explored how parents’ perceptions of neighborhood conditions affect their children&rsquo ... examined the reasons why children were not enrolled in preschool and other early learning programs in low ... of neighborhood social cohesion shape children’s participation in extracurricular activities and perceived

April 12, 2019

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