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Change Makers in Action: Los Angeles, California

Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the United Way and the Unite-LA/L.A. Chamber partnership in Los Angeles.

2006-12-15
Incorporating Youth Development Principles into Adolescent Health Programs:A Guide for State-Level Practitioners & Policy Makers

The youth development approach has gained traction over the past twenty-plus years, across a range of youth-serving fields, including public health.

2006-12-15
What Kids Need

The December 2006 issue of State Legislatures Magazine features an article by NCSL and Forum staff entitled “What Kids Need.” This article is a part of our ongoing partnership with NCSL to strengthen youth policy in the states and assist state policy makers with the tools and information they need to make change.

2006-12-15
Conference Call: What's Next for Child and Youth Advocacy?

On December 14, 2006, The Forum for Youth Investment, along with Voices for America's Children, Kids Count, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, hosted conference call for state child and youth advocates to discuss what the changing political landscape means for child and youth advocacy.

2006-12-15
Indiana: Council for Youth Development - Report to the Community 2006 - 2007

The Council for Youth Development has its ultimate goal that every child in the county be Ready by 21—ready for learning, ready for work, ready for life. This annual report to the community is intended to open community dialogue which will result in increased focus on positive youth development in Bartholomew County.

2006-12-15
New Mexico: Growing Our Future, Together - 2005 Children's Report Card (From Birth to Age 24)

The Children’s Cabinet is a working group of the 11 departments that work most closely on children’s issues. These departments include a wide range of state agencies, such as: Children, Youth and Families Human Services; Health; Public Education; Labor; Corrections and even Economic Development.

2006-12-15
North Carolina: The NC Children's Index 2006

The Index includes state level data with trends over time to help analyze what progress the state is making to improve the lives of young people. This compilation of indicators of child well-being includes reports of key services offered, and the outcomes for children.

2006-12-15
Texas: State Auditor's Office Guide to Performance Measure Management

The State's performance measurement system is an integral part of agency and statewide planning and budgeting structures, evaluations and decision-making processes, and accountability systems. As such, it requires close, consistent, and coordinated attention in order to maintain its integrity and usefulness over time.

2006-12-15
Ohio: Department of Job and Family Services Annual Report: Accomplishments 2005

This report provides an overview of financial information and highlights the department’s programs and accomplishments for the state’s fiscal year 2005, with other information updated as of publication.

2006-12-15
READY BY 21®: Taking Aim on the Big Picture

READY BY 21: Taking Aim on the Big Picture describes the basic process that can be used by cities, states, funders and programs to coordinate their policies and services to support young people and their families. This tool is the "closet organizer" of youth policy.

2006-12-01