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America's Promise Alliance, 2021
New energy, new evidence, and an emerging consensus on how learning happens have created a remarkable opportunity to galvanize widespread adoption of a whole child approach. However, messages about how learning happens are often obscured by confusion over terminology, weakening the field's overall ability to tell a compelling story about social,…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Learning Processes
Margolius, M.; Pufall Jones, E.; Hynes, M. – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
Trauma can impair young people's healthy development and ability to learn. Trauma refers to an adverse experience or pattern of experiences that overwhelms a person's internal capacity to cope and contributes to a feeling of powerlessness. To promote both healthy development and positive educational outcomes for youth, youth-serving professionals,…
Descriptors: Trauma, Teaching Methods, Health Promotion, Child Development
Jones, Elizabeth Pufall; Margolius, Max; Skubel, Anna; Flanagan, Sean; Hynes, Michelle – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
Over the past several years, a growing consensus has emerged across a range of disciplines--including brain science, developmental psychology, and education research--about how learning happens. The latest science now aligns with what educators, youth-supporting adults, parents, and caregivers have known for a long time: successful learning…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Flanagan, S. K.; Castine, E. B. – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
Ready, Connected, Supported: A Framework for Youth Workforce Development and the YES Project, a working paper from the Center for Promise--the research arm of America's Promise Alliance--provides an overview of the "Ready, Connected, Supported" framework--the backbone of America's Promise Alliance's YES Project, a national campaign to…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Labor Force Development, Unemployment, Job Training
Margolius, Max; Doyle Lynch, Alicia; Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Hynes, Michelle – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
The public health crisis created by the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted day-to-day rhythms across the United States, including an extended closure of school buildings. Myriad news sources and emerging research are reporting on the deep and disparate effects that are reverberating from these closures. But how do young people themselves perceive…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Public Health, Disease Incidence, Crisis Management
Margolius, Max; Doyle Lynch, Alicia; Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Hynes, Michelle – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
The novel virus caused by COVID-19 has disrupted life across the country and led to nationwide school closures. In the midst of this disruption and uncertainty, young people, teachers, parents, and other youth-serving professionals are working in new and creative ways to support young people's education. In the interest of understanding how young…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Public Health, Disease Incidence, Crisis Management
Flanagan, Sean K.; Margolius, Max; Ismail, Bushra; Hynes, Michelle; Pufall Jones, Elizabeth – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
"Finding a Way Forward: Young People's Experiences Navigating the World of Work" presents findings from a new qualitative study that explores specific questions about work and careers from the perspectives of 65 young adult participants in five career pathways programs across the country. Grounded in the key components of the YES…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Minority Groups, Immigrants, Economically Disadvantaged
Flanagan, Sean K.; Margolius, Max; Ismail, Bushra; Hynes, Michelle; Pufall Jones, Elizabeth – America's Promise Alliance, 2020
This is the executive summary for the report, "Finding a Way Forward: Young People's Experiences Navigating the World of Work." It presents findings from a new qualitative study that explores specific questions about work and careers from the perspectives of 65 young adult participants in five career pathways programs across the country.…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Minority Groups, Immigrants, Economically Disadvantaged
Wasser Gish, Joan – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Learning depends on the social, emotional, physical, & mental health of students. This resource shares policy recommendations to transform disjointed resources for children into potent systems of integrated student support. The systems that come together to support young people's learning and development include schools, community…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Child Development
Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Relationships matter. What seems to be a simple truth continues to present a challenge--and significant opportunity--for those who work with youth. Research has repeatedly shown that positive relationships are an important catalyst for success, but often there's a gap between the relationships young people say they need and the relationships that…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Youth Programs
Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Leaving school without graduating presents a significant challenge for young people and for society as a whole. One way communities and school systems are responding to this challenge is with coordinated efforts to re-engage young people in ways that make it more likely for them to earn a diploma. Re-engagement efforts vary across the country but…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Reentry Students, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2018
This report is part of a series that was released on youth and career pathways, with previous reports ("Relationships Come First" and "Turning Points") focused on the primacy of relationships within career pathway programs and the perspectives of youth within those programs. This report is a synthesis of the work over the past…
Descriptors: Youth, Career Development, Career Readiness, Dropouts
Jones, Elizabeth Pufall; Margolius, Max; Rollock, Miriam; Yan, Catalina Tang; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2018
Many teachers do not receive the support necessary to simultaneously teach and respond appropriately to challenging student behavior. The systems in place are often purely reactive and lack a preventative component to address challenging behavior. The Center for Promise examined exclusionary discipline in Minnesota by speaking with young people…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Discipline
Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Youth whose First Language is Not English (FLNE)--an umbrella term that includes English Learners (ELs), youth who have reached English proficiency, and other nonnative English speakers who have never been enrolled in a formal EL program (see Figure 1)--represent the fastest growing segment of the United States public school population. Despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Student Experience
Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Flanagan, Sean; Zaff, Jonathan F.; McClay, Craig; Varga, Shannon; Rollock, Miriam; Hynes, Michelle; Cole, Marissa – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Young people need support from an array of adults and peers to meet key developmental milestones and thrive as adults. This report is the second in a series focused on career pathways programs that serve risk-immersed young people. It builds on the programmatic insights in the first report asking youth participants enrolled in the four career…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Youth Programs, Interpersonal Relationship
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