NEW! Youth Development – From the Trenches, 170 pages, by Rick Miller
A Practitioner examines the research, his experience, and discovers a powerful new youth development strategy! What youth are telling us is “You can mess all you want with instruction, curriculum, policy, and program strategies, but while all that is important, it doesn’t substitute for the basics: We Need Adults Who Care About Us as people; believe in us when no one else does – even when we don’t seem to care about ourselves; make sure we are connected to family, school, and community; and help us to see that education is relevant to our lives. In return, we will be better students, achieve our potential, and feel that life is an exciting journey!” Rick Miller’s newest book based on 44 years of experience and research in the field of youth development.