Colorado OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME NETWORK

Links

Youth Development links.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Research Areas: Youth Development and Afterschool Initiatives; Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems; Community Change; Early Childhood Initiatives; Economic Supports for Families; Home Visitation and Maltreatment Prevention; Longitudinal Data Analytics; Schools and School Systems; Workforce Development; Youth Crime and Justice.

http://www.chapinhall.org/research

Colorado’s Youth Partnership for Health

Welcome to Colorado’s clearinghouse for all things adolescent health. This site has been developed to provide resources and information on a variety of youth-related topics, while also connecting statewide initiatives that promote the health and well-being of all Colorado youth between the ages of 10 and 25.

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/adolschool/healthyyouthcolorado/index.html

Communities in Schools

A nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

http://www.communitiesinschools.org/

Community Network for Youth Development

To shape a world where all young people thrive supported by communities that help them develop their full potential. CNYD does this by strengthening the youth development field through community capacity building and policy alignment. Our goals are to provide vibrant youth development support for young people in the Bay Area and to serve as a youth development catalyst in communities outside the Bay Area. All of our work is youth-centered and strives for the highest possible quality. We bring a developmental approach and a community-wide perspective to everything we do.

http://www.cnyd.org/home/index.php

Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (C.A.R.T.) for Measuring Education and Youth Development

an online database that provides information on instruments that measure attributes associated with youth development programs. The database allows a user to locate research tools in specific areas of interest. The instruments are grouped under the following categories: program characteristics, program quality, teachers' role, student engagement, parental/guardian/family support, internal sources of support, external sources of support, school profile, organizational structure, quality of work life, community characteristics, family involvement in school, family characteristics, attention to/awareness of service-learning, national/state/local policies, academic, rationality/connectedness, social role/status, social competence, group interaction/teamwork, school effectiveness, school climate, community involvement, cultural pluralism, student acceptance, school involvement, service-learning program outcomes, reciprocal learning program outcomes, reciprocal learning relationships, social empathy, self-concept, resilience, career exploration/readiness and citizenship.

http://cart.rmcdenver.com/

Cyberbullying Research Center

The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices."

http://www.cyberbullying.us/index.php

Forum for Youth Investment, The

A nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. A trusted resource for policy makers, advocates, researchers and program professionals, the Forum provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.

http://forumforyouthinvestment.org

Kids Included Together (KIT)

Kids Included Together (KIT) is a nonprofit organization specializing in providing best practices training for community-based youth organizations committed to including children with disabilities in their existing recreational, social and child-care programs.

http://www.kitonline.org

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth is an information resource of the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We help current and prospective FYSB grantees – and anyone else who works with at-risk youth and families – to realize their goals, better serve their communities and improve the lives of young people and their families

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Mission: To serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders.

http://www.p21.org

Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)

For more than a decade, P/PV has explored the potential of out-of-school-time (OST) programs to produce positive outcomes for youth. P/PV has cast a wide net in our work, examining out-of-school-time programs with purely developmental goals as well as those with a more academic focus.

http://www.ppv.org/ppv/outofschooltime.asp

Search Institute

To provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. Known for developing the "40 Developmental Assets".

http://www.search-institute.org/

Spark Action

SparkAction is a merger of Connectforkids.org, the YouthPolicyActionCenter and the National Youth Development Information Center. An online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field. Your one-stop shop for news and tools to make a difference in the lives of children and youth.

http://sparkaction.org