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.
In this guide to keeping the doors of youth-serving nonprofits open in good times and bad, the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families has collected many of its original articles on financial management and fundraising.
This manual teaches the “Ps and Rs” (prevention and preparedness, response, and recovery) of disaster planning. It includes worksheets and checklists to guide you step by step through the process of creating an emergency-preparedness plan for your youth-serving agency.
Research suggests that most homeless youth have experienced multiple traumatic events both before becoming homeless and once on the street. This issue of NCFY Reports provides an introduction to trauma-informed care, an approach that asks, "What’s happened to you?" rather than, "What's wrong with you?"