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    • Assessing your organization's readiness for youth development 

      Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2008)
      This checklist aids organizations in assessing their readiness to engage youth in meaningful roles, a key strategy for positive youth development.
    • Being Y-AP Savvy: A primer on creating & sustaining youth-adult partnerships 

      Zeldin, Shepherd; Collura, Jessica (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2010-06)
      This manual is designed to help all those committed to youth-adult partnerships (Y-AP) acquire core knowledge, establish and communicate a point of view about Y-AP, and build consensus on key issues regarding Y-AP.
    • Evaluating youth development in New York State: Reasonable expectations and feasible strategies 

      Unknown author (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2003)
      This report documents the 2003 ACT for Youth symposium Evaluating Youth Development Efforts in New York State: Reasonable Expectations and Feasible Strategies.
    • How to Organize a Youth Forum 

      Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2000)
      This document describes how to organize a youth forum, and provides examples of handouts and letters that were used in the process of organizing an ACT for Youth forum.
    • Lessons learned from ACT for Youth: The first five years 

      ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2007)
      This report describes how ACT for Youth unfolded over the first five years, identifying common themes and lessons learned across the eleven community partnerships that made up the first round of the ACT for Youth initiative. ...
    • NYS youth development indicators symposium 

      ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2005)
      This report documents the 2004 New York State Youth Development Indicators Symposium. Co-sponsored by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the ACT for Youth Centers of Excellence, the Symposium provided a ...
    • Partnering youth development and business 

      Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2011-01-19)
      These slides from a presentation by Jutta Dotterweich aim to help youth development project personnel consider how to attract involvement from the business sector.
    • Places to be and places to belong: Youth connectedness in school and community 

      Whitlock, Janis (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2004)
      This study by Janis Whitlock explores youth connectedness in both school and community. Filled with recommendations and action items, this report highlights the large and small changes needed to fully engage the power of ...
    • Positive Youth Development Resource Manual 

      Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2006-09)
      Intended for use in educating community groups about positive youth development, this training manual includes lesson plans/facilitation tips, activities, handouts, brief presentations and other resources.
    • Principles for Youth Development 

      Hamilton, Stephen F.; Hamilton, Mary Agnes; Pittman, Karen (Sage Publications, 2004)
      In this chapter, the authors review how the term "youth development" is used, discuss the process and goals of youth development, and give an overview of youth development principles and practices.
    • Profiles of youth engagement and voice in New York State 

      Goggin, Stephen; Powers, Jane; Spano, Sedra (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2002)
      This report shares the results of an interview study conducted with agencies in New York State who have attempted to empower young people, involve youth in the decision-making apparatus of their organizations or programs, ...
    • Strengthening community for youth: What does it mean? How does one do it? 

      Barry, Frank (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2001)
      Written in plain language by the former director of the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, this paper provides an introduction to positive youth development.
    • Tools for Community Assessments 

      Unknown author (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2011-01-06)
      These worksheets will aid communities in assessing resources and collecting data.
    • Youth Development and Prevention 

      Hamilton, Stephen F. (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2006)
      In this article, Stephen F. Hamilton discusses the differences and relationships between the youth development and prevention approaches.
    • Youth participation: How do we make it happen? 

      Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2003)
      Many positive youth development community-based efforts struggle with youth participation. This report documents a training program that was designed to assist community partners with organizational readiness as well as ...
    • Youth surveys and youth development strategies: Lessons from the field 

      Whitlock, Janis; Hamilton, Stephen F. (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence; Family Life Development Center; Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2001)
      This report describes four youth development assessment tools and summarizes how communities have used these tools.