Standing before long boats built of bamboo and coffee filters by young people (one is pictured to the right), I felt viscerally the artistry that went into this project – and the human potential we leave on the table as a country when we don’t find ways to support all young people on their journey to self-sufficiency.
The pictures in this issue of YouthNotes come from the California Family Life Center. The boats are filled with letters by young people to their past selves, powerful warnings about the challenges they will face, better paths that could have been taken, and what future lies in store for them.
Mark your calendars for NYEC's popular Annual Forum! Tuesday, October 18, will feature an afternoon of interaction with the federal policymakers whose decisions most directly affect your work. A full day of practice-oriented learning sessions will follow on Wednesday, October 19. Interested in helping to plan sessions for the Forum? Email Kate O'Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dispatch from CCRY: Successes and Challenges in Reconnecting
It’s hard to believe that CCRY (Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth), which met last month in DC, is ten years old.Read more...