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Where, When and How does Learning Happen?

How can schools and youth development organizations better align to increase their communities’ understanding of the importance of focusing on the whole learner? Broaden access to high-quality learning opportunities that support comprehensive development?  Strengthen adult social and emotional learning practice?

Publishing Date: 
November 6, 2018

Choosing the Right Path for Successful Scale Up: A Thought Leader Conversation with R. Sam Larson and James Dearing

You have a program that works. How do you get it to benefit more people? Should you partner with other organizations? How do you make sure you stay true to the model as you grow? These are some of the questions Sam Larson, James Dearing and Thomas Backer sought to answer in their report titled “Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs.” 

Publishing Date: 
October 23, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time: Foundations and Futures

"It is now time to demonstrate the value of the practitioners by supporting efforts to codify 'what and how' lessons to create a field of adult practice that focuses on modeling, teaching and enabling social and emotional development through active reflection and engagement."

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2018

Connecting the Dots: Reflections on Data Use in Afterschool Settings, Blog by Larry Pasti, Senior Director of Field Services

Using data to improve performance is essential for bettering outcomes for children and youth. When a new data system is created or implemented, it's important to address critical questions first about the processes and people involved, not just the technology.

Publishing Date: 
October 15, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson named Executive Vice President of the Forum for Youth Investment and Managing Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Contact: Kris Minor, Chief Operating Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
Phone: 202-431-9230
Publishing Date: 
August 2, 2018

How Can Federal Policymakers Encourage the Use of Evidence at the Local Level? – Event Summary

The Forum for Youth Investment (Forum) recently partnered with the Urban Institute to cohost an event on July 24th about what federal policymakers can do to encourage the use of evidence at the local level.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2018

Looking at the Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Thought Leader Conversation with Camille Farrington

What Happens When We Make the Whole Child Matter?

Recently, in partnership with the Learning Policy Institute and Stuart Foundation, the Forum for Youth Investment convened national leaders on the “whole child” approach to learning, meeting every student’s unique needs and creating school cultures that embed social and emotional learning (SEL).

Publishing Date: 
July 26, 2018

Ready by 21 National Meeting Featured Session Videos

The featured session videos and workshop materials for the 2018 Ready by 21 National Meeting are now available online.

Publishing Date: 
July 13, 2018

Webinar Invitation: Discussion with the RAND Corporation on the Value of Out-of-School Time Programs

Free Webinar 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2:00-3:15 PM EDT


Publishing Date: 
July 11, 2018

National Afterschool Association Names the Forum's Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality One of its Most Influential in Research and Evaluation 2018

It's always nice to be recognized for hard work and dedication. This month the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality was named as one of NAA's 2018 Most Influential in Research and Evaluation. Honorees are distinguished for their contributions to research and evaluation on youth and adolescent development.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2018

Forum for Youth Investment Statement on Migrant and Refugee Family Separation

The Forum for Youth Investment stands with our partners and peer organizations in expressing deep concerns over the Trump administration's immigration policy and its impact on children and families.

Publishing Date: 
June 21, 2018

Collective Impact Learning Lab June 2018: Tools and Techniques for Achieving Results

Date and Time: Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 8:30 AM –Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 4:30 PM ED

Publishing Date: 
June 5, 2018

Reflecting on Two Decades: Changing the Odds for Children and Youth

The Forum for Youth Investment celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Publishing Date: 
June 1, 2018