Jane Quinn and Sarah Jonas Address Youth Work in New Book

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The Children’s Aid Society’s very own Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools and Sarah Jonas, Director of the Regional Initiatives Department, pave the way for more effective youth work with their contribution to the newly released book, Advancing Youth Work.

In this book, seasoned professionals come together to share their expertise and observations of the field of youth work. 

“As youth work practitioners, Sarah Jonas and I were both very pleased to be invited to contribute our ideas to this ground-breaking volume” says Jane Quinn. “Sarah's chapter describes The Children's Aid Society's approach to supporting the quality of our after-school and summer programs through the professional development of our staff, and mine examines the opportunities and challenges across the youth work field as collectively we seek to improve practice and demonstrate results. The publication of this book is timely, as we launch a new school year. We are living in an era when our nation is struggling to identify effective ways to expand learning opportunities for our young people. This book will surely add a constructive voice to the debate, with its focus on the critical role of youth workers in promoting the learning and healthy development of children and adolescents in communities across America.”

The experiences shared in this book highlight the various trends and differences in youth work among programs. Additionally, questions are raised about the the education and training necessary to advance youth worker capabilities.

Visit the Advancing Youth Work facebook page to learn more and to receive a 20% discount code.