Positive Youth Development has been found to be far more effective with all students, especially those who are marginalized. Merge Education offers resources for teachers and mentors to develop their capacity to work positively and effectively with youth.

July 16, 2021
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What Should You Assess in Your Youth Development Program?

What to Assess in Your Youth Development Program If you’re a skill-building program, chances are you know you need to assess. But what, and how? As […]
June 23, 2021

Why Program Directors and Teachers Like SETS

The Best Assessment for Youth Development Programs If you and your teachers think student assessments are senseless, you’re in good company. In fact, the majority of […]
April 24, 2020
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Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development

Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development Often thought of as a one-on-one experience, mentoring is really a way of being with students. A mentoring orientation is […]
April 24, 2019
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Arts-Based Mentoring Trumps Standards-Based Education

Arts-Based Mentoring Trumps Standards-Based Education Imposed knowledge never becomes real knowledge; that can only come from within. Arts-based mentoring empowers students to learn creatively, from the […]