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READY BY 21® Video: National Launch Panel Discussion

The six partners who in 2007 made formal commitments to work with the Forum to advance the Ready by 21 Challenge represent the education, government, nonprofit, business and community philanthropy sectors. Below are featured clips from the partner panel discussion at the National Launch in Washington, DC.

Also, check out the videos of the press conference announcing the Ready by 21 Challenge.


Donna Klein of Corporate Voices for Working Families discusses the need for workforce
readiness and the Ready by 21 Challenge. The Ready by 21 Challenge partnership allows corporations to help develop strategies to maximize resources in the youth development field.


Jack Tweedie of the National Conference of State Legislatures praises the Ready by 21 framework for its focus on outcomes. This focus helps legislators at the state level know where to invest, foster and facilitate youth programs.




Marlo Nash of the United Way of America discusses the use of the Ready by 21 framework
to address the needs of children from birth to young adulthood.



Paul D. Houston of the American Association of School Administrators points out that the Ready by 21 framework can help school leaders move towards a more collaborative approach.




Irv Katz of the National collaboration for Youth encourages the need for a big picture approach that can lead organizations and society towards a total solution. He also says the Forum has proved that success is possible in the broad big picture contexts.


Kris Minor of the America's Promise Alliance talks about the commitment of the national partners to use the Ready by 21 common language and common approach and the expectation of great outcomes at the state and community level.

Publishing Date: 
April 28, 2008