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|Forum Flash: August 7, 2007||
This month, Karen Pittman traveled to New York for several days of panels, roundtables and discussions on after-school research and quality programs which was hosted by The Center for After-School Excellence. Across the country, Elizabeth Gaines was working with education advisors in California on strategies to solve problems in their community using Ready by 21.
|Forum Flash: July 17, 2007||
Making Sure Quality Counts and Youth are Engaged
|Building Effective Youth Councils: A Practical Guide to Engaging Youth in Policy Making||
The guide is designed to help states and localities create or strengthen their own youth councils. It is a synthesis of theory and practice that provides a general framework for thinking about youth councils, explaining the principles for youth action and the importance of youth engagement.
|Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change||
Engaging young people as partners in community change is a compelling idea, but translating that idea into effective practice requires focused attention to a range issues. The principles described in this paper emerged from the commingling of research and practice that occurred when the Forum for Youth Investment merged with Community IMPACT! USA.
|Forum Flash: June 19, 2007||
|Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010||
Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.
|Youth Today: Children's Rights, Children's Advocates, Children's Cabinets||
In late March, the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association (RIFPA) staged call-ins to the legislature to oppose the budget cuts to youth in the child welfare system. Par for the course? Not quite.
|Forum Flash: May 1, 2007||
Quality and coordination can be difficult to come by; however, they are necessary in improving the lives of children and youth. In Rhode Island, there are potential legislative changes that aren't including all of the stakeholders, such as the states Children's Cabinet; in youth today, Karen Pittman looks at the challenges of coordinating agencies and organizations for the best for youth.
|Forum Flash: April 3, 2007||
Takin' Care of Business!
|2007 Roundtable on Children's Cabinets and Councils||
Representatives from 11 states attended the Roundtable in April of 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa to share their experiences, ideas and challenges. Several special guests, including the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, the First Lady of Iowa, Mari Culver and Patricia Kempthorne, the Former First Lady of Idaho, joined the event as well.