Helping At-Risk Youth

Research Report

Helping At-Risk Youth

Lessons from Community-Based Initiatives

Abstract

Common sense and years of research suggest that community-based collaboratives are the best hope for helping at-risk youth. This report, drawn from evaluations of the Communities in Schools and SafeFuture initiatives, offers a wealth of hands-on advice and real-life examples to help program leaders overcome the challenges of setting up or running their own community-based initiative. Detailed chapters cover fund raising and marketing, case management and service integration, parental involvement, volunteer mentors and tutors, and monitoring program outcomes.

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