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Nurture Children & Youth

When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.

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A stronger community

Street Outreach Workers Build Trust

These men and women help kids from New Haven connect to training and jobs.

Teaching Children Self-Discipline

The Gloves Not Guns program of EIR Urban Youth Boxing packs a punch.

Building Skills, Forging Friendships

Youth blossom in Evolutions program at Peabody Museum.

A Second Home for New Haven's Youth

New generation mentored by former Boys & Girls Club participant.

News, Reports & Resources

Keeping Kids in School: Improving School Discipline, Connecticut Appleseed (2011).

New Haven Anti-violence What Can I Do? List

Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in Early Learning and Education (July 2013) This report distills a set of 48 early childhood indicators that reflect healthy development of young children.

Connecticut Child Care Affordability and Availability Report
(July 2013) A 2-1-1 Child Care report, providing information on the affordability and availability of child care for children five years of age and younger throughout Connecticut. Data provided is for Child Care Centers and Licensed Family Day Care Homes for both Infants & Toddlers and Preschool Age children across each municipality.

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Establishes Office of Early Childhood (2/4/13)

"The single greatest preventable cause of mental illness" (4/17/13 The CT Mirror)



Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut: The Justice Policy Institute's report on CT's decade-long commitment to public safety and improving youth outcomes. (2/27/13)


Many Reasons Violence in City is Heading Down: 2012 has seen Reduction in Homicides, Shootings (12/31/12, NHR)

The Children's Defense Fund report: "Protect Children, Not Guns 2012."





Gang-Violence Project Kicks Off (11/27/12, NHI)


Immediacy "Critical" in CT Adolescent Mental Health Needs (10/1/12, CT News Service)


The city launches a Youth Violence Prevention Initiative  better fund youth organizations (The New Haven Register, 9/18/12)


The Code of the Street and African-American Adolescent Violence (2009)

The “code of the street” theory, developed by Yale professor Elijah Anderson, presents an explanation for high rates of violence among African-American adolescents.


Understanding Youth Violence in New Haven: A Photovoice Project with Youth of New Haven (2009)



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