Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth is a program under the auspices of the Family Life Development Center.

Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • Youth-Adult Retreat Report 

    Dotterweich, Jutta (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2001)
    On August 24-25, 2001, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (Upstate) hosted a youth-adult retreat at the Vanderkamp Center in Cleveland, NY. The purpose of the retreat was to bring together youth and adults from all ...
  • Presentations: Adolescent Sexual Health Symposium 

    Unknown author (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2009)
    In February, 2009, at the Cornell Club in New York City, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence convened a Symposium on Adolescent Sexual Health. This collection of slides includes many of the presentations that were ...
  • 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.
  • Linking Evidence-Based Programs to NYS Health Education Standards: Program Alignment Grids 

    Mastro, Beth (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2011-01)
    These Program Alignment Grids show the points of connection between New York State health education standards and certain evidence-based programs that address adolescent sexual health.
  • Preliminary Findings: Adolescent Sexual Health Focus Group Study 

    ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2009-02)
    The Adolescent Sexual Health Focus Group study was conducted to help the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) learn about how young people get information about sexual health, where they go for sexual health care ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Programs to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and HIV among adolescents: Selection worksheet for evidence-based programs 

    ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2010-08)
    This worksheet is designed to assist adolescent sexual health program providers in reviewing available evidence-based programs. The programs included are those selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Surviving on our own: The independent living survey project 

    Family Life Development Center, Cornell University; Tompkins County Youth Services Department; The Learning Web; The Learning Web Youth Outreach Program's young adult participants (2004-03)
    This report details findings from an innovative study that engaged a group of formerly homeless youth to research the scope and nature of youth homelessness in an upstate New York county.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Strengthening communities through youth participation 

    Zeldin, Shepherd; Petrokubi, Julie; Collura, Jessica; Camino, Linda; Skolaski, Jennifer (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2009)
    In its work with community collaborations, the ACT for Youth initiative elevated youth engagement as one of its core outcomes and primary strategies. In this study by the Center for Nonprofits at University of Wisconsin - ...
  • 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.

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