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Stephanie Malia Krauss

All blog posts by Stephanie Malia Krauss.

The Importance of Making Meaningful Measurable

Stephanie Krauss
Monday, August 10, 2015

For many in the United States, the United Kingdom (UK) has been a standout among political powers because of its treatment of youth work—afterschool programming, voluntary services, job training, housing—as a public good. Most youth services were primarily funded by local municipalities. In 2010, this public support was revoked as a part of broader austerity measures enacted in the wake of the global financial crisis.  Many youth programs, already reeling from reduced resources under the Blair government, found themselves defunded overnight.

A Mom Gets on Board with "Let the Teens Sleep"

Stephanie Malia Krauss
Thursday, September 18, 2014

This week I attended a conference that changed my mind about when the kids in my community should get out of bed and start school.

I wasn’t thinking about sleep when I went to the annual symposium of the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership (OAHP). I went to give a keynote address and spend time with several hundred really remarkable health and youth workers.

When Graduation Feels like Failing: A Diploma of Completion, but Not Competence

Stephanie Malia Krauss
Thursday, August 14, 2014

There is a distinct gap between what it takes to make it to graduation and being ready for adulthood.

I remember looking from one staff person to another. I saw confusion, anger, outright indignation and then I found my own face, hiding in the expressions of a few—a deep sense of regret and shame that came with an acknowledged truth. Just moments before, in the privacy of my office, I had practiced all that I wanted to say but it was even harder than I imagined to say it aloud.