ERIC Number: ED431927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
More Things That Do Make a Difference for Youth: A Compendium of Evaluations of Youth Programs and Practices. Volume II.
James, Donna Walker, Ed.; Jurich, Sonia
This book contains 46 summaries of positive findings from youth interventions based on 64 evaluations. Each of the summaries follows an outline that includes these components: an overview, population information, evidence of effectiveness, key components, contributing factors, study methodology, geographic areas, and contact information (plus a section of additional resources for some studies). The summaries are organized in three sections: education and career development, building strong communities, and of interest (recent studies dealing with a variety of topics about youth policies and practices). Among the best known approaches described are the following: Career Academies, School-to-Work, Tech Prep, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, Teen Outreach Program, Youth as Resources, and programs recognized by PEPNet (the Promising and Effective Practices Network). The report also summarizes evaluations of community schools and after-school, juvenile justice, and English language development programs. The report provides a resource of empirical findings (beyond anecdotal evidence) for policy makers and program practitioners to use to create and implement strategies to improve services and supports for youth, particularly disadvantaged and at-risk young people. The document also contains a table summarizing program characteristics and a bibliography of the 64 evaluations. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Late Adolescents, Models, Preadolescents, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Youth Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-775-9731 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.
Note: For volume I, see ED 409 462.