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    Disengaged Youth

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    II. Importance and Theory of Mentorship Programs for Disengaged Youth: Anecdotal reports of the beneficial outcomes of mentoring relationships for youth are verified by a continually growing body of research (Rhodes, 2005). Via ethnographic research Anderson describes the vital role of respected authority figures in urban communities as a “kind of guidance counselor and moral cheerleader” (Anderson, 2000). Mentoring programs for disengaged youth creates a caring and supportive relationship between a youth and a non-guardian adult (Rhodes et. al, 2006). The positive effects of mentoring are largely due to the support and role modeling that these relationships offer, but also the structure and system in which this mentorship program creates…

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    Arguably the most important goal for a coach to achieve is to prevent children dropping out of football whilst maintaining enjoyment and increasing performance levels. Organised youth sport programmes see an average dropout rate of 35% a year (Gould & Petlichkoff, 1988). There’s a variety reasons for increased participation in sport, such as availability of facilities and family support however not every child is lucky enough to benefit from this, making the role of the coach vitally important. …

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    Extension Agent Essay

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    Outcomes: The 4-H Extension Agent directly taught 1,635 youth and 85 Educators during 22 separate STEM events: • 634 K-5th grade children received quality 4-H science program through 4-H Outdoor Classroom Days and through partnership with elementary schools’ outdoor classrooms. • 200 youth participated in 4-H science activity at the Clay Center for the Arts and Science Engineering Day. • 132 second, fifth and sixth grade students received in-school STEM training. • 143 participated in STEM…

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    students a space to be free and creative, but to become inspired to expand their knowledge of different cultures and history of art and poetry from around the world through training. Mission The Art & Poetry Factory mission is to ensure the youth living within the community with access to quality recreational programs unrestricted by race, gender and ethnicity. Presenting the youth an opportunity to celebrate and display their talents while building a stronger community and promoting change. …

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    Santa Fe Youth Culture

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    Local Youth Culture in Santa Fe Youth in Santa Fe, New Mexico are living in a time of opportunity and change in their local context and culture. These opportunities are being brought about as a response to the local youth culture in this area. Santa Fe youth culture can be seen through a variety of aspects of their cultural development such as the influences, cultural norms, expectations and expressions. In reference to the influences of the local youth culture in Santa Fe, an immediate…

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    For many youth today, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires youth ages 8-17 to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, relationships with authority, friendships and relationships with others, greater freedom and responsibility for personal decisions and increased peer pressure. Through Boys & Girls Clubs Healthy Lifestyles initiative developing young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture…

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    1. What is the mission statement of the agency? According to the Safe Place website, their mission statement is “We’re committed to making our community stronger by providing help, hope and healing to teens and families in crisis. Our mission is to accept, affirm and advocate for youth by empowering them to reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body.” 2. What is the agency’s history? The Safe Place first opened the doors to teenagers in 1974 as in increase of parents cutting off their…

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    a mentorship program that works directly with youths’ ages 16 – 24 in NYCHA developments (Patterson and Butler housing developments) in the Bronx. The goal of the program is to reduce violence and recidivism in these developments. Youths are involved in identifying their problems and developing solutions…

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    Safe Space Assignment

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    Space, we often think of a place where anyone can relax and being comfortable in expressing themselves. A place without fear of being discriminated against as a result of your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, cultural background, religious affiliation, age, or etc.. That’s the type of place my field placement agency is. Safe Space NYC Inc. is an organization that offers a safe and caring environment for youth. This paper will analysis Safe Space NYC Inc. in the settings of its agency…

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    Life Course Theory Summary

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    Erikson believed in eight (8) stages of development. The fifth stage was called identity vs identity confusion. During this stage, teenagers have little responsibility as well as the luxury of discovering who they are and who they want to be. Youth who successfully maneuver this stage come out of it with a solid sense of who they are. Youth who do not are likely to suffer from identity confusion which causes either withdrawal and isolation or the youth losing their identity in a peer group…

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