Pioneers solutions to problems facing America's children.
Children's Defense Fund
Provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, paying attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
Undertakes research and policy analysis, publishes reports and multimedia materials, and forges new alliances among parents, policymakers, and the private sector to achieve tangible gains for children.
Studies children, youth and families through research, and data collection and analysis.
Brings together research-based tools, instruments, and resources on children, youth, and family from all the public land-grant universities in the country. Targets educators, researchers, parents, youth agency staff, community members, human services and health care providers, policy makers, students, and youth.
Department of Labor
Reports research and trends in the youth labor force and examines laws and government programs that affect youth employment. Fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States.
Monitoring the Future
Studies the behaviors, attitudes, and values of secondary school students, college students, and young adults in the U.S.
National Science Foundation
Supports scientists, teachers, engineers, students, and leading U.S. pioneers with funding and equipment for continued research, work, and training.
National Youth Development Information Center
Provides practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations at low cost or no cost. NYDIC is a project of the National Assembly through its affinity group, the National Collaboration for Youth.
Serves to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs, and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults.
Advances the well-being of children and adolescents by generating knowledge and promoting its application. Conducts research, develops publications, and provides technical assistance that supports the healthy development of all children and adolescents.