Positive Youth Development is a comprehensive framework outlining the supports all young people need to be successful. Runaway and homeless youth programs that embrace this developmental model provide ongoing and intentional opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities.
Service-learning combines service and learning, with an equal emphasis on each. Youth engaged in service-learning not only help others and strengthen their communities, but also learn and grow in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
This spring, FYSB partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education in an ongoing collaboration to support disconnected youth in reaching their educational goals.
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a YHDP Notice of Funding Availability and encourages all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities.