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Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Y-USA’s new Character Development Learning Institute provides training, tools, and knowledge to YMCAs across America.

Education, Character

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

The Foundation is supporting national youth development leaders to promote deeper understanding of the value and practice of building character.

Education, STEM, Character

Education Program: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Character

Education Program: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Character

Susan Harvey describes how the Foundation is building on early STEM funding, and supporting youth character development.

Education, Character

The Power of Play (video)

The Power of Play (video)

Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and creates a place for every kid on the playground – a place where they belong, have fun, and are part of the game.

Education, Education policy

Children Now (video)

Children Now (video)

Children Now leverages its in-house policy expertise and coordinates a broad, diverse network of organizations who care about kids to make children the top priority in California.

Education, Character

The New Presidio Parklands Project (video)

The New Presidio Parklands Project (video)

The New Presidio Parklands Project will create a civic space reconnecting Crissy field with the heart of the Presidio, including an expanded campus for youth development and experiential learning programs.

Education, STEM

Teacher Residencies (video)

Teacher Residencies (video)

California public school students deserve teachers who are well-prepared from their first day of work. The Fresno Teacher Residency aims to meet this need by providing an innovative pathway to teaching that is grounded in exactly what Fresno students will need.

Education, Character

Techbridge (video)

Techbridge (video)

Techbridge offers high quality afterschool programs that expose girls to science, technology and engineering. Techbridge builds their confidence and skills by engaging them in hands-on projects and connecting them with industry mentors to inspire them to go to college and pursue science, technology, and engineering careers.

Education, STEM

Supporting High-Quality Teaching with the New Standards

Supporting High-Quality Teaching with the New Standards

California has adopted a new set of academic standards in mathematics, English Language Arts, and science. To support teachers, leaders and students in shifting their practice, the Foundation has two initiatives underway: Math in Common® and CA K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative.

Education, Character

Grantee Story: Positive Coaching Alliance (video)

Grantee Story: Positive Coaching Alliance (video)

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.