The Achieve, Connect, Thrive Framework: A practical approach for teen-serving organizations to focus on building skills for success

This paper, written by Deputy Director Louise Harland, describes our approach to developing and measuring skills, and features a recent project with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to help teens be more intentional about developing skills.

This article was produced thanks to support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, as part of the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project, in partnership with the Collaborative for Building After School Systems. To learn more about the project, visit

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