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National Collaboration for Youth Highlights Successful Youth Programming

5/31/2006:   Youth spend about 80% of their waking hours outside of school--a time when they are most likely to engage in risky behavior, commit juvenile crimes, or become victims of crime. Well-designed programs, however, are transforming afterschool hours from a time of risk to a time of opportunity.

Over the last two decades, more and more organizations have begun working collaboratively with organizations, families, schools, and youth themselves to design appealing, useful programs for young people.

The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY)--a coalition of National Human Services Assembly member organizations, including CWLA, that have a significant interest in youth--has assembled a new publication highlighting 10 model programs offered by NCY member organizations and their community partners that have had a significant effect on the youth they serve.

The publication, Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth, explains how these 10 programs are making a difference through individual stories and quotes from youth, parents, program implementers, program developers, and researchers.


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