YTFG Publications


Beyond the Tunnel Problem: Addressing Cross-Cutting Issues that Impact Vulnerable Youth (2005)

Across the country, mayors, commissioners, superintendents, governors, and state policymakers are innovating to address the needs of vulnerable youth. These efforts take many forms: restructuring high schools to improve graduation rates, creating developmentally appropriate interventions to reduce juvenile delinquency, and revamping child welfare practices to keep more youth safely in their homes are just a few of these strategies.Read More


Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country’s Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds (2003)

This seminal paper by Michael Wald and Tia Martinez, published in 2003, helped launched the Youth Transition Funders Group.   In this paper, the authors identify those groups of youth at highest risk of long-term disconnection and present reasonable estimate of the number of high-risk youth, in order to inform future projections of the costs and potential benefits ofRead More

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