Many of us working with young people have been there at one time or another: the frustrating search of multiple web sites to find information related to youth programming. What grants are available? What does the latest research tell us? What do evidence based programs look like? Where are the resources and programs in my community? You can now find the answers to these and other questions on the newly redesigned web site FindYouthInfo.gov.
This website provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships to plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth. It was developed by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and composed of representatives from 12 federal departments and 6 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.
Features of the website include:
- A NEW Grants.gov customized search tool where visitors can explore federal funding opportunities for youth programs;
- A Program Directory where practitioners can find information on evidence-based programs and other effective strategies for youth;
- An interactive Mapping Tool to locate federally supported youth programs in local communities; and
- High-quality information for practitioners on cross-cutting youth topics.
Annie Blackledge is a Casey Family Programs Senior Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education