Have social media changed how the youth you know engage in civic activities? Are charities and civic organizations too out-of-touch with today's youth to engage them in their communities? The Internet and its social media tools have already, or soon will change the traditional civic and social organizations in our society. Read more on this topic.
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Stable Funding for Innovation and Continuous Improvement
The latest issue in 21st CCLC's Research Update series reviews evaluations and research studies that showcase innovations in afterschool programs supported by 21st CCLC funding, and focuses on three areas of innovation:
- Promoting academic achievement
- Evaluating and continuously improving major OST initiatives
- Providing high-quality OST experiences for youth
You can find profiles of all cited evaluations and research studies in the OST Research & Evaluation Database.
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In April 2009, the Minnesota Department of Education released the first Minnesota Out-of-School Time Funding Streams report. That report attempted to describe the web of funding sources available to local programs to create, enhance and sustain high quality, out-of-school time learning opportunities (OST) for children and youth. The department is committed to regularly updating the Funding Streams report to provide up-to-date information on funding resources targeted to afterschool programming. This report highlights funding trends in fiscal year 2011 at the federal, state and foundation level.
Tell us how you communicate using technology and register to win a $50 gift card!
Are you between the ages of 13 and 25? Do you use the Internet and other technologies? The Family and Communication Technology Research project, sponsored by the University of Minnesota, is looking for adolescents and young adults who use the Internet and other communication technology to participate in an online research study. The study involves filling out a 15-minute online survey about which technologies you use and how you use them to communicate with your family. The purpose of the Family and Communication Technology research project is to learn more about the ways that and the reasons why adolescents and young adults use communication technology in their families.
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey available at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/fsos/parent20/youth. To be able to take part in this study, you must be between the ages of 13 and 25. If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please visit our website or contact Dr. Jodi Dworkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your participation.