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Resource Kit for Hispanic Faith Leaders: This toolkit contains information to help Hispanic faith leaders launch new youth-oriented community programs or enhance current programs. It includes profiles of model programs and information on how to contact other Hispanic FBO leaders operating outreach programs.
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Faith and Action: A National Faith-Based Initiative Case Study: This is a lessons-learned report for policymakers, based on a study of 15 FBOs participating in Public/Private Ventures' "National Faith-Based Initiative for High Risk Youth."
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Recommended Books
Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing it Together and Doing it Right: This is the “how-to” manual of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). Chapters by CCDA movement leaders focus on indigenous leadership development, principles of Christian community development, and racial reconciliation.
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Designing Student Leadership Programs: Transforming the Leadership Potential of Youth: This is a guidebook for creating, expanding, and evaluating a youth leadership program.
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Recommended Links
The Search Institute: Search Institute seeks to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community to contribute to young people's growth in body, mind, and spirit.
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Youth As Resources: YAR is a philosophy and a program that recognizes youth as valuable community resources and engages them as partners with adults in bringing about positive community change.
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Young Urban Black Male Ministry: This one-of-a-kind Christian Web site, much of it written in Ebonics, is specifically geared toward reaching out to young African American males.
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Teens, Crime and the Community: TCC is a national program which encourages teens to get involved in crime prevention to make themselves safer and their communities stronger.
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World Vision “Vision Youth”: World Vision's “Vision Youth” program is a "Youth Focused initiative that develops strong local leaders among youth who can work to bring hope to their impoverished communities." Find out more on this Web site.
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America Reads Challenge Resource Kit: This guide, assembled by the U.S. Department of Education, will help nonprofits plan and implement community literacy programs for children from birth through elementary school.
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Resource Kit for Hispanic Faith Leaders

The Search Institute

Young Urban Black Male Ministry

Teens, Crime and the Community

Faith and Action: A National Faith-Based Initiative Case Study


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Formal education tends to lack formal structures that promote socialization, social learning and community building. The following text offers some ideas that may describe such formal structures. A central idea, inspired by the Saber sectoral currency, peer tutoring at universities and the Learning by teaching method, is to allow pupils to assume responsible roles as pedagogues and to verify the pupils' success to live up to the demands of their roles as a part of their formal education. The role of a pedagogue is expected to be beneficial for pupils to develop an extensive theory of mind and adequate social goals towards their protégés. With the proliferation of all-day schools, which is a current issue in Germany, guided socialization in schools may become even more important than it has previously been.

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