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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Who Gets to Graduate?, article by Paul Tough
This is a 2014 New York Times Magazine article that discusses different rates of college graduation for wealthy students than poor and minority students.

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Wiley Online Library
From the web site "Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases."

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Woodlan Children's Promise Zone. Policy Report
This web site contains research by the Chicago Policy Research Team (CPRT) in the undergraduate Public Policy Studies Program at the University of Chicago which has worked in partnership with the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community (WCPC)to conduct an early-stage exploration and evaluation of WCPC programs. You can download a PDF showing results of the WCPC from the site. Here's the link.

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World Life Expectancy Map
The Site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on life expectancy through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use.

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XQ Institute - focuses on improving high schools in US
From the web site: "The XQ Institute is in service of parents and pioneers, entrepreneurs and teachers, business leaders and administrators, youth and education experts—who are joining a movement to rethink America’s schools. Together, we can use our knowledge, rigor, and creativity to create a new model for school itself." This is a project of the Forum for Youth Investment, which also leads the Ready-by-21 Initiative.

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Yes, You Can - guide to starting youth mentoring program
This resource, "Yes, You Can: A Guide for Establishing Mentoring Programs to Prepare Youth for College--October 1998" is now an archive. However, the ideas for building and sustaining a volunteer-based youth mentoring program are as relevant today as they were in 1998. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC comment: Only the public commitment to fund and provide leadership on a continuous basis is missing.

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Youth Development nstitute - University of Minnesota Extension
From the site; "The backbone of positive youth development programs is research. The Extension Center for Youth Development conducts and shares out-of-school time research and evaluation with policy makers, stakeholders, program leaders, youth work practitioners, decision makers and researchers to address important issues related to the field of youth development."

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Youth Development Programs - History
From the web site: "Youth development programs seek to improve the lives of children and adolescents by meeting their basic physical, developmental, and social needs and by helping them to build the competencies needed to become successful adults. Examples of youth development programs include community service, mentoring programs, and neighborhood youth centers." This web site provides historical perspectives, and references to other reading and research that would be valuable to leaders and funders.

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Youth Mentoring: Bridging Science with Practice - 2006 pdf
This link points to a JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY article titled INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE: YOUTHMENTORING: BRIDGING SCIENCE WITH PRACTICE, written by David L. DuBois, University of Illinois at Chicago and Jean E. Rhodes,
University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Youth Programs and Non Profit Support Resources hosted by Education Northwest
From the web site: "The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is a full-service, innovative regional center to support best practices at youth serving organizations. For nonprofits and community-based organizations serving youth, we provide professional development and a wide range of capacity-building support through the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. Services include training and technical assistance, research, and consultation for mentoring, tutoring, and out-of-school time programs."

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