Faith and Action

Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth

This report highlights the United Way of Massachusetts Bay’s Faith and Action effort. The initiative helped faith-based organizations in Boston serving at-risk youth evaluate their efforts and determine the impact of their programs. 

January 1, 2003

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Peer Influence on Sexual Behavior

What We Know About African American Teens

Researchers are studying the bond between peers to better understand sexual behavior in black teens. This report reviews what we know — and all that we still don’t know — about the intersection of black youth, their friends and sex.

December 13, 2002

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Caregiver's Handbook for Money Pals

Being Cool with Cash and I Know Where I'm Going

Written for caregivers of foster youth, this guide gives concrete direction in teaching financial skills to help foster kids find their dreams and have the money to make them reality.  

June 17, 2002

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Money Pals, Part Two

Being Cool with Cash

This workbook is designed to teach foster children, ages 8 to 11, practical skills about shopping, such as keeping a spending diary, being a smart shopper and understanding advertising.

June 17, 2002

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Making Fathers Count

Assessing the Progress of Responsible Fatherhood Efforts

This report lays out the chronological history of the responsible fatherhood movement, its accomplishments and the challenges it faces in policy, research and funding moving forward. 

February 20, 2002

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