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|Youth Today: Precision Engineering||
By Karen Pittman, May 2008
Creating sound bites that are not only memorable but communicate a message is a passion of mine. Every now and then I hit one out of the park. “Problem-free isn’t fully prepared” is still in use after more than 15 years. I think “bringing precision to our passion” may be the next one to stick.
|Forum Flash: April 29, 2008||
The Forum is glad so many of you joined us for the Launch. As a treat, we have video clips from our National Partners and our Co-Chairs, Dick Gephardt and Tom Ridge. Nashville and New York announced their Quality Counts intitiatives to improve the odds for youth.
|Forum Flash: March 6, 2008||
The Ready by 21 Launch was a great success because of you; it was a wonderful moment to mark our 10th anniversary. We have two major publications to share: the Ready by 21 Challenge – the definitive guide to the concepts behind Ready by 21, and The National Partner Profiles and Commitments – to show what our National Partners are bringing to Ready by 21 and a hint at our future plans.
|Youth Today: Superintendents of Learning||
By Karen Pittman, March 2008
|Ready by 21 National Launch Press Release||
The Forum for Youth Investment issues Ready by 21® Challenge to change the odds for youth by changing the way we do business.
Former Congressman Dick Gephardt and former Governor Tom Ridge join the Forum and national partners to move the Ready by 21 Challenge across the country – reaching communities in all 50 states over the next 5 years.
|Ready By 21® National Partner Profiles and Commitments||
The six partners who in 2007 made formal commitments to work with the Forum to advance the Ready by 21 Challenge represent the education, government, nonprofit, business and community philanthropy sectors. Each was chosen because they had pledged to do business differently and sought out the Forum to help in some way.
|Op-Ed: Ensuring Young People are Ready by 21||
Twenty five years ago, the blue ribbon National Commission on Excellence in Education stunned the country by declaring:
|The Forum's 10th Anniversary Brochure||
After a decade of moving ideas to impact, the Forum for Youth Investment continues to forge innovative ideas, strategies and partnerships to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. Learn more about the Forum's beginnings and work in the 10th Anniversary Organizational Brochure.
|Ready by 21 FAQ||
Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Ready by 21 and the Ready by 21 Challenge.
|Media Advisory: National Launch of Ready by 21 Initiative: Changing the Odds for Children and Youth||
Washington DC -- On February 27th, Former Congressman Dick Gephardt, Former Governor Tom Ridge and United Way of America President Brian Gallagher will join Forum for Youth Investment co-founders Karen Pittman and Merita Irby to kick-off the national phase of the Forum’s Ready by 21™ Challenge. The Ready by 21™ Challenge calls on states and c