These publications are the favorite picks of the Forum staff.
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|ROI for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth in Each Congressional District||
Providing federal funding for opportunity youth (16-24 year olds who are not in school and can’t find a job) is not just the right thing to do; it is also good for each district's bottom line.
|2015 Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.||
The 2015 Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (e.g., children's cabinets, early childhood councils and P-20/P-16 education councils.) The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges.
|Credentialed by 26, Changing the Odds for Students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College||
Leaders at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn have changed the way they do business and as a result, increased student success.
|Credentialed by 26, High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success||
High Expectations and Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success is the second installment in the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series. This new brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth, by providing the supports necessary for their success.
|Credentialed by 26, Insulating the Education Pipeline to Increase Postsecondary Success||
The first in a new Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series, this issue brief explores why postsecondary completion is an important goal and looks at how the U.S. is currently faring. It identifies partners that need to be mobilized and policy approaches that need to be enacted in order to significantly increase completion rates and help more young people successfully transition to adulthood.
|Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale||
The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.
|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