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Trauma Informed Practices Support Youth Resilience

When we think about trauma, we often imagine a single precipitating event, maybe an accident, a natural disaster, or an assault. These can certainly be causes of trauma, but chronic adversity, systemic lack of

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Image courtesy of Jubilee Consortium

Grantee Spotlight: Jubilee Consortium

At NRF, we have the honor of working with many incredible community organizations doing important work across the U.S. One of these organizations is Jubilee Consortium, which is based in Los Angeles. One of the programs

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Building Empathy Through Coaching

For youth, positive intergenerational relationships are essential for healthy emotional development. While relationships with adult family members are central in the lives of young people, it’s important for kids to

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Positive Coaching Workshop Highlights Youth Development in Sports

Last month, NRF partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to offer a workshop for our grantees focused on making youth athletic programming more meaningful for participants. While PCA’s work is generally

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Coaching for Change

Sports have the potential to create meaningful change in young people’s lives. However, social emotional learning and positive youth development are not automatic outcomes of youth sports participation. In order

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COVID-19 Continues to Pose Risks to Youth Sports

For many people, playing sports is an important part of their childhood and young adult experience whether they go on to join the NBA or be captain of their neighborhood basketball team. Playing sports has many benefits

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