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Actions to “Gift” Youth Experiencing Homelessness This Holiday Season

By Maria Duarte, American Youth Policy Forum Setting the Context Missed Opportunities, a first-of-its-kind report by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, found that 1 in 10 young adults ages 18-25 experienced a form of homelessness over a 12-month period. Approximately 3.5 million young people are largely invisible to society. Particular subpopulations more likely […]

The “warm-glow” theory of giving to others: Implications for mentoring programs

by Jean Rhodes Why do people give their precious time and resources to strangers? Is it pure altruism or are there other motivational forces at work? This is an intriguing question that has implications for our efforts to encourage volunteerism and charitable donations. Fortunately, a growing number of scholars have focused on non-profit organizations as an […]