In this piece for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kent Pekel of Search Institute, discusses the essential role developmental relationships play in youth interventions and the lack of easy answers in how to build these relationships.
Today it’s clear to me that developmental relationships are more than just the active ingredient in interventions that work—they are the indispensible ingredient."
About the Author
Kent Pekel is president and CEO of Search Institute, a nonprofit research organization that studies and strengthens youth development and education across the United States and around the world.
How could this help/improve services for young people?
"Fortunately, building relationships is something that educators, youth program staff, and others who work with kids deeply desire to do. Funders that help them achieve that objective will be more likely to achieve their objectives as well."
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