Resources

Age-Appropriate Financial Lessons
Interactive financial literacy site www.themint.org provides age-appropriate financial lessons on the basics of earning, saving, spending and giving for kids, tweens, parents and educators. Themint.org features a series of articles and how-to advice for parents and educators on talking to youth about money. For educators, the site offers resources for the classroom and a variety of materials for lesson plans. The site has been endorsed by the American Library Association as a “Great Web Site for Kids.”

OST Programs with Positive Impacts
Child Trends’ latest brief, Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts, identifies 43 programs that have positive impacts on youth outcomes such as behavior problems, physical health, and education. While somewhat technical, the research brief is useful for those interested in selecting or funding programs based on the magnitude of their impacts. As thousands of out-of-school-time (OST) programs seek to improve the lives of children and youth, decision-makers and funders are faced with the question of how to use limited resources most effectively. The brief uses Child Trends’ online database of experimentally evaluated social interventions for children and youth, Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully (LINKS). LINKS identifies programs that have positive impacts on a range of outcomes.
 



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