Youth Development

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Youth Programs & Nonprofit Support

Nonprofits offer critical support to our youth and communities. We help organizations create strategic plans, develop systems for continuous learning and evaluation, and use data to promote viability. Our experts provide training, technical assistance, research, and consultation to youth-serving programs, including mentoring, tutoring, and out-of-school time initiatives.

Explore our Youth Development work

  • Americorps Vista logo
    September 21, 2014
    Providing training support for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members and their supervisors as they work to end poverty in communities around the country is nothing new at...
  • Dahnesh Medora
    August 26, 2014
    When schools struggle in communities experiencing high levels of poverty, it’s not just the schools that need community support to improve. Communities also need community support, which is where...
  • Photo of Ben Carmel
    April 21, 2014
    Gone are the days when professional development typically meant an extended, off-site retreat or a few hours in an auditorium, listening to expert presenters. Today, organizations must consider how...
  • A screenshot from the online tutorial
    October 2, 2013
    Protecting vulnerable clients is a major concern of many community-based organizations, but how do you help staff understand the complex, frequently changing rules associated with criminal history...
  • Expanding Minds and Opportunities Book Cover
    January 31, 2013
    Quality afterschool and summer learning programs make a positive difference, according to a new compendium authored by more than 100 researchers, educators, community leaders, policymakers, and...
  • How are collective impact efforts making a difference in their communities? How can initiatives better serve the students, families, and communities they’re working to support? In evaluating a...
  • Learning is best seen as an ongoing, collaborative effort that extends beyond the reach of even the best formal learning programs. Our team has a proven track record of creating the conditions to...
  • Education Northwest’s curriculum developers, instructional designers, and instructors create and deliver superior real-time learning products for a variety of audiences. From professional development...
  • The e-learning team at Education Northwest designs and builds engaging online learning experiences in a variety of formats. We combine our deep expertise in education and instructional design with...
  • For more than a decade, Education Northwest has been a national provider of training and technical assistance to tutoring and out-of-school time programs. Our trainings combine the skills and...
  • Education Northwest offers a variety of program assessment and evaluation services to youth mentoring programs and multisite initiatives. Our evaluation and research projects can both determine...
  • Education Northwest builds the capacity of youth mentoring initiatives by helping to improve program service delivery, increasing staff skills and knowledge, building program infrastructure, and...
  • Cover image of the Mobilizing Communities: Improving Northwest Education through Collective Impact publication
    Collective impact gained recognition as an approach to solving complex social issues in the late 1990s with a number of efforts to address environmental and public health challenges across America...
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Soaring Beyond Expectations logo
    Bringing together the latest research and the expertise of veteran Oregon grantees, this webinar explores promising practices for effectively promoting academic engagement. Veteran 21stCCLC grantees...
  • student and teacher in tutoring session looking at a magazine
    A list of resources related to tutoring students in reading and more, including "Couldn't Put It Down! Captivating the Hearts and Minds of Adolescent Readers", "Motivating Reluctant Adolescent Readers", and "Learns Tutoring Videos".
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    These resources can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective mentoring services in K-12 school settings.
  • An adult woman mentoring a elementary school girl
    In recent years, youth mentoring has diversified in the types of youth populations being served and the settings for the delivery of program services. These resources, developed by our National...
  • Lessons Learned Volume 1, Issue 4 Cover
    School-based mentoring (SBM) is becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students in a number of academic and psychosocial domains. In this model, a K–12 student is paired with an adult from...
  • Cover of the latest Lessons Learned
    A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field. From Training Space to Any Place: Expanding Approaches to E-Learning Vol. 4, Issue 2 By...
  • 2 high school age students sitting outside a school
    The following resources for planning, designing, and implementing a youth mentoring program were developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012). All are free to download. Please...
  • The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012) can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective...
  • Mentors and Mentee's working together
    The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012), can help mentoring programs prepare both volunteer mentors and the youth they serve for their mentoring...
  • The following resources on recruiting and screening volunteer mentors were been developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012). These resources can help any mentoring program recruit...
  • A mentor helping a student in a classroom
    Program evaluation is an increasingly important area of operations for all youth mentoring programs. These resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012), can help youth...
  • Building Inquiry Skills in Afterschool STEM and Beyond This webinar offers tips and examples for implementing youth-led inquiry, an approach to designing school-day instruction and afterschool...
  • High school students standing together
    The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012), can help youth mentoring programs in both school and community settings plan for a sustainable future. These...