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Turning Points: How Young People in Four Career Pathways Programs Describe the Relationships that Shape Their Lives

Turning Points: How Young People in Four Career Pathways Programs Describe the Relationships that Shape Their Lives
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Center for Promise is the second in a series that focuses on career pathways programs that serve at-risk youth. The first report, Relationships Come First, introduced the four programs located in Dallas, TX; The Bronx, NY; Washington, DC; and the San Francisco Bay Area. This report presents key findings from group and individual interviews with young people enrolled in the four career pathways programs. The researchers looked at the nature of the relationships the youth developed as their webs of support and how these relationships have helped them work toward personal and professional goals. The report includes personal stories and illustrations from youth study participants.

Accession number
25647
Authors
Pufall Jones, E., Flanagan, S., Zaff, J.F., McClay, C., Varga, S., Rollock, M., Hynes, M., Cole, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise Alliance website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/resource/turning-points-how-young-people…

For Youth, By Youth: A Third Student-Run Homeless Shelter

For Youth, By Youth: A Third Student-Run Homeless Shelter
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This article describes how the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y), a homeless shelter exclusively for young adults ages 18 to 24, was established as the third student-run homeless shelter in the country. Two Harvard graduates saw a need within the Boston and Cambridge communities for a homeless shelter serving young adults. Drawing upon their experience volunteering as college students at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, the countrys first student-run homeless shelter, they worked with Harvard undergraduates to open Y2Y. College students from Villanova, Temple, Drexel, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania established the second shelter, called the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit, in Philadelphia in 2012. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25525
Authors
Seider, S.C.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of College & Character

Volume new
17
Year published new
2016
Availability

Defining Webs of Support: A New Framework to Advance Understanding of Relationships and Youth Development

Defining Webs of Support: A New Framework to Advance Understanding of Relationships and Youth Development
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the authors describe a web of support as the network of relationships young people have with adults and peers across contexts that help them advance in their development. This brief focuses on youth-adult relationships. The web of support framework includes three key components that contribute to a young person’s development: relationships, resources, and networks/social capital. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25648
Authors
Varga, S.M., Zaff, J.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Series
Center for Promise
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise Alliance website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/sites/default/files/d8/WebsSupport_Resea…