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    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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, ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • The changing face of NYS: Immigrant youth in every community 

      Easter, Maud; Refki, Dina (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2004-11)
      The 2000 Census shows that immigrants have settled upstate and downstate, in rural, suburban and urban New York communities. Written with youth program providers in mind, this factsheet provides detailed statistics on NYS ...
    • 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 ...
    • Stages of Adolescent Development (summary chart) 

      ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2006)
      This chart summarizes the stages of adolescent development.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 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 - ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...