There Is No Normal

From happy to sad, anxious to relieved, frustrated to energized - our lives are filled with emotions. Emotions can help us respond to a crisis, motivate us to advocacy and action, or leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what it means to live in a society under heightened stress and we are seeing the daily impact of this stress on the lives of children, youth, and families. In this webinar, join Dr.

Bystander Intervention on Social Media: Examining Cyberbullying and Reactions to Systemic Racism

This report provides academic research on how people respond to cyberbullying and reactions to systemic racism. In addition, the authors' goal is to highlight bystander intervention strategies that are effective at constructing healthy communication, calming anger and frustration, and changing attitudes.

Engaging Youth

The benefits of high-quality out-of-school-time programs are well known but ways to persuade youth to stay engaged are not. Several studies that shed light on youth engagement are discussed below.

More Time for Teens is a report issued at the midpoint of a three-year study into participation by 432 youth at 10 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, starting when the youth are in seventh and eighth grades. It was conducted by a firm called Public/Private Ventures.

Building a Better Fundraising and Resourcing Strategy

One of the goals of CYFAR grants is to be sustainable after 5-years of funding.  Understanding how to cultivate relationships while building partnerships is a key part of sustainability.  Relationships are also important before asking for time, space, volunteers, funding or other resources.  The Fundraising Academy's Cause Selling Education will significantly increase fundraising, including gaining other resources, through the idea of building relationships first.  This educati