Jonathan F. Zaff

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We thank the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation for providing funding for this document and for providing valuable insight regarding its form and content. In particular, we acknowledge Jackie Kaye and David Hunter. We thank Blair Burns Potter for her editorial assistance. We thank the staff at Child Trends for their invaluable assistance, Beyond any doubt,(More)
Using longitudinal data from Grades 8 to 11 of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study involving U.S. adolescents, we examined the developmental trajectories of multiple components of civic engagement, and the effects of youth development program participation and participation in another major domain of youth engagement (religious(More)
O verview Most American adolescents are psychologically, socially, and physically healthy. A vast majority are good citizens who are free of major mental, behavioral, and addictive disorders; 27 an increasing percentage volunteer in their communities; and declining numbers are violent, become pregnant , or smoke. 28 Despite these encouraging facts,(More)
ABOUT PACE PACE is a community of grantmakers and donors committed to strengthening democracy by using the power, influence and resources of philanthropy to open pathways to participation. PACE's mission is to work within the field of philanthropy to inspire interest, understanding and investment in civic engagement, broadly defined. PACE was founded in(More)
Adolescence can be characterized as a time when aggression, delinquency, and violence (taken together as antisocial behavior) increase. Adolescents who engage in antisocial behavior increase local crime and can create unsafe conditions for families. Understanding the protective factors that mitigate antisocial behavior can help to inform prevention(More)
Neighborhoods are critical contexts for adolescent development, but little attention has been paid to how neighborhood characteristics play a role in positive youth development (PYD), notably among predominantly African American youth. This study examined distinct features of the neighborhood, including youth-serving institutional resources (YSI) and(More)
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