Ready by 21 National Launch Press Release

The Forum for Youth Investment issues Ready by 21® Challenge to change the odds for youth by changing the way we do business.

Former Congressman Dick Gephardt and former Governor Tom Ridge join the Forum and national partners to move the Ready by 21 Challenge across the country – reaching communities in all 50 states over the next 5 years.

(Washington, D.C. – February 27) Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Forum for Youth Investment today announced the national launch of the Ready by 21 Challenge, aimed at helping state and local leaders change the odds for youth by changing the way they do business. Challenge co-chairs, former Congressman Dick Gephardt and former Governor Tom Ridge, applauded the initiative and pledged their commitment to engage private and corporate donors in building the Ready by 21 Challenge Fund. The launch event also honored Nashville youth activist, Eric Polk, 23, recipient of the first Ready by 21 Change Maker award.

Contact: Keith Blackman
Phone: 202.530.4585
E-mail: keith.blackman@bm.com

Contact: Thaddeus Ferber
Phone: 202.207.3333
E-mail: thaddeus@forumfyi.org

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Publishing Date: 
February 27, 2008
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