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Scales, Peter C.; Foster, Karen C; Mannes, Marc; Horst, Megan A; Pinto, Kristina C; Rutherford, Audra – Urban Education, 2005
This article reports the connections among urban students' school-business partnership experiences, developmental assets or strengths they report in their lives, and positive developmental outcomes. Surveys were completed by 429 9th-to 12th-grade Hispanic and African American students, mostly low income in an inner-city high school, and 76…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Student Motivation, Low Income Groups, African American Students
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Mannes, Marc; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Benson, Peter L. – Child Welfare, 2005
Search Institute's decade-plus emphasis on the elements of positive human development and community approaches to asset building can make a meaningful contribution to the field of child welfare. The institute's framework of developmental assets identifies a set of interrelated experiences, relationships, skills, and values that are associated with…
Descriptors: Human Relations, Child Welfare, Risk, Youth
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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Mannes, Marc – Journal of Community Psychology, 2006
The contribution of nonfamily adults to young people's well-being was explored using both a cross-sectional national sample of 614 12- to 17-year-olds and a longitudinal sample of 370 students followed from 6th-8th grades through 10th-12th grades. Both variable- and person-centered analyses were employed. Young people's involvement in…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Community Involvement, Young Adults, Religious Organizations