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A Teacher's Guide to Engaging a New Generation of Anti-Hunger Leaders

January 27, 2014

Published by YSA and Sodexo Foundation, this new resource highlights best-practice strategies of K-12 classroom teachers who are using a Semester of Service™ framework to engage their students in addressing childhood hunger. 
Effective Practices for Engaging At-Risk Youth in Service

January 15, 2014

Effective Practices for Engaging At-Risk Youth in Service is an effective practices publication released by Youth Service America designed to provide an overview of the underlying theory and effective practices for engaging at-risk youth in service by examining the roles young people played – and can play – in serving their communities. The audiences for this publication are public officials, youth service and service-learning practitioners and teachers, researchers and others whose mission is to plan and implement community service programs for youth with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Effective Practices Guide to Creating Inclusive and Accessible Days of Service

January 15, 2014

This guide can help organizations plan a service event that is meaningful and has impact beyond just the work that gets done on the day of the event. A well planned project has the capacity to give everyone who participates a greater sense of belonging and a broader understanding of their community. This guide provides a step-by-step process that includes what to do and consider before the event, during the event, and after the event.
Global Youth Service Day Resources

January 15, 2014

Youth Service America, organizers of Global Youth Service Day, publishes a set of toolkits, and curricula guides to help you plan your Global Youth Service Day (or Semester of Service) event. Visit http://gysd.org/resources to access the most recent versions of their resources, which are updated annually
Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings

January 15, 2014

In this report, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) provides recommend practices for ensuring safe and proper care consistent with the needs of each and every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child in the child welfare system. These recommended practices focus on the provision of services to LGBTQ youth in the areas of foster care, child protection, family preservation, adoption and youth development. These practices were designed by CWLA to help meet the needs of this vulnerable group.