Tools & Resources

  • The State of City Leadership for Children and Families: Youth in Transition Chapter (2009)

    The YEF Institute's first-ever report on The State of City Leadership for Children and Families identifies the nation's most cutting-edge city strategies to help children and families thrive. A chapter on supporting youth in transition highlights the broad range of innovations and trends in municipal leadership.

  • Municipal Action Guide to Help Cities Support Foster Youth Transitions (2009)

    Published with support from the the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this guide highlights strategies for helping young people successfully transition from the foster care system and improving access to housing, education, employment, health, and other services.

  • Beyond City Limits: Cross-System Collaboration to Reengage Disconnected Youth (2007)

    This case study report highlights eight cities in which municipal leaders collaborated across public systems on behalf of disconnected youth.

  • Reengaging Disconnected Youth (2005)

    This action kit highlights steps city officials can take to help young people who are not connected to school, work, or caring adults. The kit recommends steps that cities can take to promote educational achievement, develop stronger workforce connections, and support youth in transition from the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

  • Connecting Vulnerable Youth: A Municipal Leaders Guide (2003)

    The YEF Institute, in cooperation with AED's Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, produced this publication to provide an in-depth look into the roles municipal leaders play in the lives of disconnected youth and to give an overview of effective approaches and promising strategies.