It’s time to head back to school! Join GTY and three field leaders to talk about trends, challenges, and opportunities, what’s important for funders to know, and how we can all act to support thriving youth.
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and revoking the constitutional right to abortion. Although reproductive health access for many low-income, rural, and systems-involved girls has long been
difficult, the Dobbs decision paved the way for states to outlaw abortion entirely, which is likely just the
beginning of attempts to further restrict access to more comprehensive reproductive health services.
Join Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Communities for Just Schools Fund, advocates, organizers and youth to discuss what it will take for young people to be holistically safe: physically, emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually safe. For without safety, there can be no opportunity to thrive.
For the 2022 edition of Financial Health of Young America, Young Invincibles examines income, expenses, wealth, and debt among Millennials and Zoomers, tracking how they are navigating pandemic-related economic challenges and other impacts of the crisis that have rippled far beyond the balance sheet.
A year ago, group of scholars, teachers and other stakeholders from across the ideological spectrum released the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, presenting a broad vision for the integration of history and civics education throughout grades K–12. Since then, history and civics learning has become a red-hot issue at the intersection of many debates: access to fair and inclusive education; racial and social justice; parents’ rights; and the increasing polarization of America’s civic discourse.
Youth organizing is a key strategy for advancing just and equitable education – and, according to the findings of a new study by the NYU Metro Center – youth organizers build critical socio-emotional skills that help them thrive in college.
The study, supported by the William T. Grant Foundation, focuses on youth who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or people of color. Examining the impacts of youth organizing participation through the lens of transformative socioemotional learning, the study found that youth organizing participants build academic self-efficacy and critical navigation skills that help them succeed in college.
Join researchers and practitioners to dive into new reports commissioned by RWJF Healthy Children and Families. We’ll learn how these findings resonate with the experiences of our practitioner/advocate panel, elevate implications for philanthropy and identify steps toward advancing policies that support families and children to thrive.
If you’ve encountered SEL frameworks and terms with different and even conflicting definitions of similar skills and capacities, you are not alone! This common problem is an ongoing source of confusion for the SEL field. Fortunately, Harvard’s EASEL Lab has been working for the past 4 years to create a Rosetta Stone for SEL frameworks and terms.