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Partnering with The Nature Conservancy

RISE and TNC work together to engage older adults in environmental volunteering

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National 4-H Council’s 4-H Day in the Life Job Shadow Experience at MSNBC, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council)

4H student shadows MSNBC's Craig Melvin

Part of National 4-H Council’s “Day in the Life Experience,”

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John Doris Memorial Lecture

Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement

Video from John M. Doris' talk is now online

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Doing TR podcast: weiner

Using Data to Help Children

Dana Weiner of Chapin Hall is our latest guest on the podcast >

Holden receives lifetime achievement award

Martha Holden honored by The National Staff Development and Training Association

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Positive Youth Development Online Courses

Youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates can now easily brush up on positive youth development thanks to a new series of short, online courses. Positive Youth Development 101 Online is based on, and can be used to supplement, the training curriculum

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Climate change and vulnerable populations

The elderly are one of the most vulnerable populations during a natural disaster. They are more likely to be disabled, have fewer resources, and struggle more during harsh weather. The extreme weather brought on by climate change impacts elderly populations to a greater degree. David...

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Ways people with a purpose live differently

Having purpose in life - an underlying sense of meaning that guides what you do - boosts self-esteem and self-worth, finds Anthony Burrow, co-director of the BCTR's Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE). A recent Huffington Post piece examined...

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NYC high schoolers discover opportunity at Big Red STEM Day

By Jamie Black for the Cornell Chronicle While many New York City high school students might have spent the first Saturday in November playing Pokémon GO, some of their peers were creating their own games using a JavaScript-based code that doesn’t require any prior programming...

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New systematic translational review on outcomes for 4-H youth

What is the quality of empirical evidence for youth outcomes as a result of their participation in 4-H? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States,...

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Teen dating violence strong predictor of future abuse

Teens who experience physical or psychological violence in their adolescent dating relationships have a significantly greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. A new study, led by University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD,...

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ACT for Youth: Measuring Positive Youth Development

A myriad of evidence-based programs exist to help young people develop positive life skills and avoid...

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