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Lessons Learned for Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Y-USA’s Out-of-School Time Programs

By Zakia Redd, Kristine Andrews, and Fadumo M. Abdi, Child Trends The following is an executive summary of a longer brief, which is available here. Youth development program practitioners, policymakers, and funders are increasingly interested in how out-of-school time (OST) programs can effectively reach and engage diverse populations of young people. Indeed, research indicates that […]

Strengthening social and emotional learning of program staff Is better for youth

By Ciara Johnson, Youth Today Social and emotional learning (SEL) is all the rage when it comes to supporting youth and young adults. But what about staff and leaders who are asked to support that learning and model those SEL skills? This question is rising to the top of conversations on SEL, and the benefits […]