Unpacking Youth Development: The Evolution of a 25 Year Journey

Monday, December 14, 2015 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Over the years, the field of youth services has adopted youth development principles as a philosophy, approach, knowledge base and set of practices and outcomes to create a framework for working effectively with young people. Adaptable to all settings and venues, these principles help young people to develop a sense of agency and belonging, and to identify and adapt to challenges and opportunities. The framework has enabled organizations and their staff members to guide young people through their life journeys. As funders, the philanthropic community has used youth development principles to help identify best practices in after-school programs, schools, professional development opportunities, and essential partnerships.  
But, any good framework must be dynamic. This forum will consider youth development principles in a changing world.
  • How to focus your funding around youth development principles
  • How to prepare young people for a world that has changed over the past 25 years


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All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program
*Holiday reception to follow. 
Registration is required by December 11th.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of NYC Youth Funders/NYC Workforce Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.  Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Create an account or log in above and click the Register Now link. ($150 fee)

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