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Additional FASTEN Youth Resources

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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