All young people have the potential to thrive in school and throughout their lives. However, young people growing up in risk-immersed settings are faced with multiple barriers to them realizing that potential. Much research has focused on the role that individual programs and relationships can play in propelling young people forward. In this presentation, Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D., presents theory and research in arguing that young people need a constellation of relationships (a ‘web of support’) to nurture, encourage, and otherwise support young people on their educational, vocational, and civic pathways.

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October 17, 2019

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