We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


New Poll will Measure Hope, Engagement and Well-Being of Youth

Every community wants to know about the hope, engagement and well-being of its youth, and Northern Kentucky is about to learn a lot more thanks to one of the Ready by 21 National Partners. The Northern Kentucky Education Council was selected to coordinate the national pilot test of the Enhanced Gallup Student Poll (GSPi), which Gallup developed with support from the Forum. The GSPi will allow the communities to administer the poll outside of school (such as to homeless youth), create an annually updated database on all youth, track individual progress over time and integrate the results with other individual student data.

At a kickoff meeting in January, the Council convened the participating 15 school districts along with other partner agencies. The poll will begin in February, reaching about 40,000 students in grades 5 through 12. The Ready by 21 National Partnership will work with the Council and schools to disseminate the data, link to other important indicators and develop action strategies. For more information, contact Polly Lusk-Page, ppage@nkyec.org

Publishing Date: 
January 20, 2011