Latest News and Events

Calling All Youth Champions Against Drug Abuse

In honor of National Drug Facts Week, held Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) is accepting applications to find the Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters. They are seeking youth who are informing and empowering peers to make smart decisions about drug and alcohol use.

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December 20, 2013

Leaders Convene to Build Shared Agenda

How do you get schools and out-of-school providers working in concert toward the same goals for young people? Leaders in Richmond, Va., are starting to answer that question with a series of summits designed to build a shared agenda for youth development.

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December 5, 2013

Closing the Opportunity Gap

In his latest Huffington Post blog, Alex Wirth, board member for the Forum for Youth Investment, describes the 3 steps we must take as a nation to ensure future generations are ready by 21.

These steps include:

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November 26, 2013

New Online Resource for Collective Impact

FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions announced the Collective Impact Forum - a resource for practitioners and funders who are using the collective impact approach to achieve large-scale systems change.

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November 25, 2013

Lessons in Collective Impact

Imagine that leaders carrying out collective impact efforts around the country came to your community to share their insights on how to succeed. That recently happened in St. Louis - and those insights are available to everyone.

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November 18, 2013

Getting a Better Picture of Youth Well-Being

A Virginia city is using data in new ways to see how its young people are doing and to build support for change.

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November 15, 2013

Changemakers Focus on the Big Picture

Leaders all over the country are taking on the challenge of achieving community change through collective impact - and they're looking for proven strategies for success.

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November 11, 2013

Lessons from Innovators

In the Forum’s latest guest blog by Robert Slavin, he shares some of the lessons learned by the team at Erikson Early Math Collaborative, which helps teachers get better at teaching math to young children.

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October 31, 2013

Harnessing Collective Impact to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Collective impact is gaining interest across the country as an innovative strategy to solve complex problems that cannot be addressed by individual organizations working in isolation. Can this strategy even help us combat teen pregnancy? Georgia says yes, and is leading the way in showing us how.

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October 25, 2013

Leaders Explore Collaborations to Help Disconnected Youth

A group of leaders gathered in Washington recently to discuss potential of Performance Partnerships - a new approach to making the most of federal resources for disconnected youth. 

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October 24, 2013

A Network to Insprie First-Generation College Students

Last week marked the release of First to Finish College, a joint project between SparkAction (a division of the Forum for Youth Investment) and Demos.

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October 23, 2013

Lessons from Innovators

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October 10, 2013

Communities Collect Data to Spur Change

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October 9, 2013

President Makes Time for Disadvantaged Youth

President Obama last week signaled his support for efforts to boost the odds for disadvantaged youth by showing up unexpectedly at a Youth Jobs+ Champions of Change gathering at the White House.

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October 8, 2013

Ready Youth Learning Cohort Open for Application

Imagine…your community having comprehensive data to show whether or not young people are on the path to success.

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August 29, 2013