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Karen Pittman Advises Innovative "Whole Child/Whole Community" Teams

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Stupski Foundation established the Partnership for Next Generation Learning in November 2009 with six states, Kentucky, Maine, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin, to improve local public education systems.

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May 26, 2010

Ready by 21 Highlighted at the Corporate Voices Annual Meeting

Corporate Voices

Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Ready by 21 National Partner, held their Annual Meeting for corporate members and partners May 5 – 6, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Ready by 21 was highlighted through handouts, a survey and Ready by 21 Networking Tables and a Ready by 21 Panel.

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May 14, 2010

Together, Quality Counts Sites Reflect & Southeast Challenge Sites Gear Up

Ready by 21 is about helping leaders bring precision to their passion, whether they are creating a comprehensive child and youth master plan or building a system to improve the quality and reach of youth programs.

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April 30, 2010

Karen Pittman Testifies on the Whole Child & ESEA Reauthorization

On Thursday, April 22nd, Karen Pittman participated in a roundtable discussion held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) titled “ESEA Reauthorization: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student.” The purpose of the hearing was to discuss ways that federal policy can support efforts to address the needs of the whole student, since students who are healthy, safe, and e

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April 22, 2010

Karen Pittman to Present at the 6th Annual Black Policy Conference

This Saturday, Karen Pittman will be present at the 6th Annual Black Policy Conference, a leading policy-driven forum addressing issues that affect communities within Africa and the African Diaspora at large.

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April 15, 2010

Strengthening Research on Youth Development

On March 1-2, the Forum facilitated a meeting on behalf of the William T. Grant Foundation focused on mixed methods research. Over 30 scholars came together in Washington, DC for the event, mostly grantees of the Foundation.

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March 9, 2010

Ready by 21 presented at National Conference on Education

From February 11-13, the American Association of School Administrators held their National Conference on Education in Phoenix, AZ, which brought together two thousand school administrators from across the country. Although Karen Pittman was scheduled to speak alongside Dan Domenech, Executive Director of AASA, at the conference, she was unable to attend due to DC weather conditions.

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March 8, 2010

W.T. Grant Workshop on Mentoring and Career Development

On January 25-26, the Forum assisted William T. Grant Foundation staff in convening and facilitating a two-day workshop for William T. Grant Scholars and their mentees in Santa Monica, CA. Every year, a select group of W.T. Grant Scholars receive a two-year supplemental award to mentor junior researchers of color.

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February 2, 2010

Building the Capacity of Youth Development Researchers

On January 14-15, the Forum facilitated a meeting of approximately 30 researchers on behalf of the William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations. These scholars are working on assessing setting-level processes in classrooms and youth programs, and testing the impact of interventions designed to improve the quality of those settings.

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January 22, 2010

Massachusetts Statewide Action Plan

The Forum for Youth Investment facilitated a Ready by 21 approach over the course of three retreats with the Massachusetts Action Planning Team made up of over 100 members.  The Action Planning Team (APT) was convened and supported by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Made up of stakeholders ac

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November 16, 2009

Ready by 21 National Partnership Sponsored National Youth Development Conference

Ready by 21 National Partnership
Ready by 21 National Partnership

Founding and Managing Partner
The Forum for Youth Investment

Signature Partner
United Way Worldwide

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October 28, 2009

SAVE THE DATE: Engaging Youth in Policymaking: Lessons from State & Local Youth Councils Briefing

America's Youth Councils Network presents "Engaging Youth in Policymaking: Lessons from State & Local Youth Councils," Monday, October 26,  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Senate Hart Building, Room 902.

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September 29, 2009

Thaddeus Ferber & Nicole Yohalem Interviewed by Y-Press

Reporters from Y-Press, a youth-driven organization that gives children a voice in the world through journalism by offering them the chance to produce stories from a youth perspective, interviewed Thaddeus Ferber and Nicole Yohalem on the importance of youth activism. The article, "Activism: Education," discussed the importance of a youth voice in lobbying for education reform.

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September 18, 2009

Karen Pittman Posts on Juvenile Justice Blog

During August, the Reclaiming Futures Every Day blog posted an article written by Forum President and Co-Founder Karen Pittman. The article focus is how the educational system can keep our youth from entering the juvenile justice system.

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August 17, 2009

Karen Pittman Named to Power and Influence Top 50

Karen Pittman, president, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment, has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in nonprofits with power and influence. This 12th annual edition, published August 1, 2009, of The NonProfit Times list is the first time Pittman has been recognized for her leadership in the youth development field.

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August 17, 2009