Youth Topics 9 August 2017 | News Release | City of Alexandria


Highlights of the 9 August 2017 Edition:

Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (August 14 – 16)
The Adolescent Brain: Understanding the “What” & “Why” (August 17)
So What’s Wrong with Kids These Days? An Exploration of What We Can Do to Support Children in a Complicated World (August 17)
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I Love My Librarian Award
Adoption Assistance Grants
Lotte Lenya Competition
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The DCHS Office of Youth Services compiled a listing of grant opportunities on July 21 and August 4.

Research & Resources
New Meal Prices for the New School Year
New Free and Reduced School Lunch Qualifications and Meal Payment Policy
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Free ACT and SAT Exams Drive Up College Enrollment for Poor Students
College Board, Khan Academy to Offer Free AP Test Prep
Who Gets Hurt When High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal?
Some Teens Don’t See School as a Kind Place. Here’s Why That Matters.
Virginia Drafts New Plan to Hold Struggling Schools Accountable
Inequitable School Funding Called ‘One of the Sleeper Civil Rights Issues of Our Time’
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Youth Well-Being
Bullying’s Hidden Cost: Schools Lose Millions of Dollars When Kids Stay Home
Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood
What School Lunch “Shaming” Says About Our Approach to Student Health
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Juvenile Justice
Book Review: ‘All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island’
Congress Set to Decide if Children Can Be Locked Up for Skipping School
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Utilizing Volunteers in Child Abduction Search Operations (August 15, 2 – 3 p.m.)
Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Assessment and Identification in Mentoring Programs (August 22, 1 – 2:30 p.m.)
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