Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing, so let us know what we should include.

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Preparing for the Future: Employer Perspectives on Work Readiness Skills

The UMass Donahue Institute recently collaborated with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) on a project designed to inform… Read More »

Multimedia, Summary

Mentors that Matter

Who are the significant adults in the lives of teenagers, beyond the home and classroom? How do they reach out… Read More »

Day in and out, What Kids Can Do aims to spread a more capacious view of “what kids can do”… Read More »


Student Research for Action

From 2003 – 2006, What Kids Can Do provided competitive grants to high school students nationwide, inviting them to tackle… Read More »


The Schools We Need: Creating Small High Schools That Work For Us

What’s so different about a small high school, compared to a large one? When school leaders decide to create more… Read More »

This organization, the Center for Youth Voice in Policy and Practice—a virtual center—provides a fresh new platform for young people… Read More »

In Spring 2011, the Walmart Foundation funded summer employment opportunities for youth in five cities – Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles,… Read More »

This study documents the implementation of the ARRA summer youth employment initiative in four featured communities: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan;… Read More »

Report, Research

Liberty Mutual Mentoring Initiative: Mentoring. Modeling. More.

This report highlights key findings of the multi-phased research study conducted by the Donahue Institute. In 2003, Liberty Mutual launched… Read More »


Unfinished Work: Building Excellence in Washington DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program

This study by Brandeis University identifies best practices and examines the potential of Washington DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)… Read More »

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