February 27, 2023
NIOST director Georgia Hall, Ph.D., talks with Brittany Jacobs, Library Director at the Burlington Public Library in Iowa and Edward Franklin, President and CEO of Voice of Hope Ministries in Texas.
January 25, 2023
In the second episode of the series, Amy Franks reads from her essay, "A Mirror for Black Boys," and Devan Blackwell reads from his essay, "Creating Windows Through Words." Both essays explore the ways in which youth development experiences can transform lives.
Through research and personal essays, this book co-edited by NIOST shines a light on the vulnerability and triumph of youth development work.
December 1, 2022
Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of NIOST, talks to Marisela Montoya of Austin, TX, and Kourtney Andrada of Oakland, CA, about their experiences as youth development workers.
As expectations for high-quality afterschool and outof-school time (OST) programs continue to rise, a skilled, stable and committed OST workforce is critically important. Yet supports for youth workers, and resulting staff quality, remain uneven at best due in part to a highly fragmented landscape. Compensation remains stagnant and opportunities for professional advancement and public recognition remain practically non-existent.
November 9, 2005