The budget makes several commitments to key programs, but it also proposes over $1 trillion in
additional spending cuts, which could represent a devastating blow to our nation's most vulnerable
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A potent but overlooked dropout prevention strategy is building the competencies of youth development staff and volunteers. The goal: afterschool, summer learning,
and mentoring programs that fulfill their potential to keep youth in the middle school years on track toward college and career.
Problems affecting kids are well-documented. How do we know how well children in a given community are progressing,
considering that school, child care, afterschool programs and so many other community resources are a part of kids’
lives? Are there desirable outcomes for all children that the entire community is aiming for? There should be. The
National Collaboration for Youth, which is the longest-standing coalition of national agencies committed to positive
youth development, has begun to tackle this challenge and we’ve documented our findings in this publication.
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NHSA’s Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent toolkit offers best practices and mini‐cases from
member organizations on what research indicates are the three most important areas you can invest in for retaining High
Potentials: onboarding, employee mentoring and succession planning.
National Collaboration for Youth comprises National Assembly members with a special interest in youth development.
National Collaboration for Families influences how family policy is formulated and implemented.
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