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The nonprofit Forum for Youth Investment has formed a new affiliate to help communities achieve collective impact for young people.
White House Opportunity: Help Shape Performance Partnership Pilots on Disconnected Youth Webinar Recording
That's the advice the Forum for Youth Investment gave the U.S. Department of Education as it sought input about effective practices and strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. The department's Request for Information also asked about legislative and regulatory barriers that inhibit states and localities from serving this population as well as they could.
Recommendations Submitted by the Forum for Youth Investment
Prepared by Thaddeus Ferber, June 2012
May 29, 2012 - 3:00 pm to May 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm
Contact Info: Kiley Bednar | (202)-207-3722 | email@example.com
Do you ever feel like well-intentioned people around you are working hard but, to borrow a cliché, it looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing?
Connecting the Dots: Data Sharing in States and Communities to Better Connect Youth Services Webinar, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3 PM ET
Data sharing: It's an important topic, given the myriad systems that house information about our communities. Whether you are a teacher, service provider, parent or policymaker, aligned and connected data can have a powerful impact on how you work with young people individually and how you help all youth in your community achieve their best outcomes.
Featured Speaker: Suzanne Hershey, Senior Fellow, the Forum for Youth Investment and former Facilitator of the Ready by 21 Initiative, Austin, Tex.
Featured Speakers: Linda McReynolds, United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Lesley Scearce, On Point, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 provides clear standards to achieve collective impact, tools and solutions to help leaders make progress, and ways to measure and track success along the way.
Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville Webinar, December 13, 2011, 3 PM ET
Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
Anyone who collaborates with schools on out-of-school time programs should watch what happens in Washington with Waiver 11.
Could Social Impact Bonds - where private investors fund social programs up front and get returns based on their success - change how we fund youth and family services in the United States? The White House recently partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to discuss the possibilities.
What Do You Want to Take Stock Of?: Exploring the Gallup Student Poll Webinar, Rescheduled for January 17, 2012, 3 PM ET
To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.
Washington is abuzz with the Senate HELP Committee's new education bill, but passage remains uncertain. In the meantime, organizations keep their focus on waivers to the current No Child Left Behind law.