RFY

(redirected from Respect for Youth)
AcronymDefinition
RFYRépublique Fédérale de Yougoslavie (French: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
RFYRespect for Youth
RFYRemaining Fiscal Years
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Adults also had a tendency to talk down to young people, calling them "little guys" or "kids." Participants felt the adults in these groups had no respect for youth and stated that they would prefer to hear from their peers.
The campaign even helped facilitate a trip for legislators, judges and department heads to Missouri to examine the juvenile justice system there--one based on treatment, education and respect for youth. One white, conservative Republican legislator who had previously been neutral on the issue came back completely converted from the experience of seeing facilities with no barbed wire, bars or cell blocks--and the resultant 7 percent recidivism rate compared to Louisiana's 70 percent.
The following eight factors consistently recur in research reports and descriptions of effective AP: (1) caring, knowledgeable adults; (2) a sense of community; (3) an assets approach; (4) respect for youth; (5) high expectations for academic achievement and responsible behavior; (6) holistic, comprehensive, multidimensional developmental curriculum; (7) authentic, engaging learning that connects school and work; and (8) support and long-term followup services.
"Before, gay teens suppressed their feelings, kept them hidden," says Jennifer Kruger, coordinator of Presence and Respect for Youth in Sexual Minorities (PRYSM), a Cleveland support group for gay and lesbian teens.