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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

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 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:

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

Forum Flash: February 13, 2008

The Forum has been very busy as we prepare for the National Launch of Ready by 21. Even while we are preparing for this large event, the Forum continues to foster our relationships with our partners.

Forum Flash: January 15, 2008

Happy New Year fromt he Forum. We're proud to announce a new series on children's cabinets and councils: Getting Results and the 2008 Directory. In preparation for a new president, Campaign for Youth has released their policy agenda to guide policymakers in working together for children and youth.