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A new National Human Services Assembly brief

Shouldn’t we take steps “upstream” to keep young people out of the deep waters that can lead to dropping out or becoming disconnected from school or work? A new National Human Services Assembly brief, Keeping Kids on Track in the Middle School Years: Investing in Out-of-School Time Competencies as a Dropout Prevention Strategymakes the case that youth-serving agencies could be an even more powerful part of the solution to the nation’s dropout crisis.  The key is making sure that adults who work with youth have the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure young people in their care have healthy and sustained connections to their communities.  01/24/2013