Training & Curriculum Development
Supportive out-of-school-time (OST) and related programming provide young people a strong foundation to learn, grow, and thrive. Whether you focus on STEM, leadership, mentoring or reengagement, we can help you deliver high-quality evidence-based programming that nurtures student voice, authentically engages families and communities, and offers trauma-informed and culturally responsive supports. Draw on our expertise in youth program development, research, and evaluation to build your team’s capacity, assess your effectiveness, and improve program quality. Working together, we can harness the assets of your program and your community to provide young people the support they need to flourish.
Youth, Family & Community Specialties
Researcher Grace Gowdy explores how informal mentoring relationships offer important lessons about promoting equity and youth voice.
An effective and evidence-based way to improve schools, nonprofits, and government agencies is to make decisions in partnership with those being served. This six-page resource provides an overview and tips for educators and youth workers.
A collection of blog posts, videos, education research, and websites to help teachers strengthen their relationships with all their students.
The following resources for planning, designing, and implementing a youth mentoring program were developed by our National Mentoring Center project.
Youth program partnerships can help districts and schools accomplish more than what they can do alone. How can you build your capacity to manage them?
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. Services include training and technical assistance, research, and consultation for mentoring, tutoring, and out-of-school time programs.