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Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...

Louisiana Youth Make Their Voices Heard

Clustered around a table at The Rhino, a popular coffeehouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, four high school students plotted and planned. The next day, Ta'Mya, David, Annika, and Robert would have less than an hour to present key challenges...

Youth Reconnection: What U.S. Practitioners Are Learning from Approaches Abroad

What’s possible when knowledge derived from diverse country contexts and disciplines is combined to create new hybrid solutions to the needs of out-of-school, out-of-work youth?

What’s Love Got to Do with Youth Development?

The ideas can sound unrelated or antithetical, but could a greater emphasis on love be what’s missing from youth development and employability efforts?