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Life After Foster Care: 3 Reasons Why Authentic Youth Engagement Matters

How might the lives of former foster youth be different if they could benefit from the support of peers who shared a similar journey? 

Nebraska & Argentina

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The Power of Youth Voices in Argentina

After years of dedicated work supporting youth transitioning out of foster care in Argentina, Doncel realized that even more could be accomplished when youth insights were taken to heart. 

Nebraska & Argentina, Youth as Assets

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Nurturing Self-Awareness Through Movement in New Orleans

With research calling for increasing access to social and emotional learning opportunities for out of school and out of work youth in the U.S., the question is not whether—but how—to equip youth…

NOLA & Belo Horizonte

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Employer Engagement: Four Lessons from Brazil

During a recent (Re)Connecting Youth exchange visit to New Orleans, Fernando Alves, Founder of Rede Cidadã (the Citizen’s Network) in Brazil, shared key insights for engaging employers in the…

NOLA & Belo Horizonte

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In Tijuana, Mexico, Youth Help Youth Bridge the Opportunity Gap

In a sun-drenched room at the Ricardo Flores Magón Community Center on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, 16 young men and women set out to imagine their futures. Clustered around three folding tables…

Social-Emotional Learning, Youth as Assets