Youth Services Insider


Dorothy Stoneman, Founder of YouthBuild, Will Retire in 2017

Dorothy Stoneman, who founded the first YouthBuild site nearly 40 years ago and grew it into a national, federally funded staple of the youth services community, announced that she will retire next January.


The Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 2: How the Foster Care Experiences of California Public School Students Are Associated with Their Education Outcomes

The performance of foster youth in school may suffer depending on where they are placed and the length of their placement, according to a new report from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.


The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Changing a severe “zero tolerance” policy in schools that has resulted in a barrage of suspensions and expulsions could lead to better educational outcomes, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Council of State Governments Justice Center.


The Forgotten Mothers of Mother’s Day

Last Sunday, there was a group of mothers who weren’t treated to a fancy brunch buffet, or even breakfast in bed. Instead, they struggled to care for their children, against all odds.


New Student Aid Limitations Could Challenge Former Foster Youths

Looming changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program will jeopardize the college prospects of former foster youth, who often start toward higher education with no academic credentials and high financial needs.