We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


Kiley Bednar


Project Manager & SEL Specialist 

At the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Kiley provides technical assistance to clients across the country, including clients with a focus on social emotional learning. Previously, she oversaw the Forum for Youth Investment’s training programs – including the Ready by 21 Webinar Series and Ready by 21 Institutes – as well as coordinated the national Children’s Cabinet Network for statewide coordinating bodies. Her youth development experience includes leading a statewide peer learning and youth-led mini-grant program, developing interfaith service learning opportunities, and managing an educational summer camp.

Kiley received her B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and her M.A. in Social Service Administration, with a focus on community development, from the University of Chicago.