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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On June 20, Rebecca (Beki) Saito was one of the opening plenary speakers at the 14th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference presented by UW Milwaukee's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. The theme of this year's conference was "Youth/Adult Partnerships: Engaging youth in community transformation." In this week's Youth Development Insight, Beki blogs about the conference and its focus on youth engagement as a philosophy and strategy for community change.
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.
Download the research now!