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Adding It Up -- Brochure, Rationale and Guide to Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Brochure: Offering the highlights of what a CYF resource map can do, and why a state or community might benefit from one, the brochure can help you make the case and spread the word about your efforts.

Forum Flash: December 1, 2006

Strengthening the Youth Work Workforce and Advocating on Behalf of Young People

Putting Youth Work on the Map

Over the past year, two comprehensive studies of youth workers were coordinated by the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition. Together, these two studies, conducted by the Forum for Youth Investment and the National Afterschool Association, capture the voices and perspectives of over 5,000 youth workers from across the country.

Quality Systems: Lessons from Early Efforts to Disseminate the Youth PQA

During 2006, High/Scope worked with the Forum to provide training and technical assistance to several state and regional networks which are building quality improvement and accountability systems.  Any of these communities are part of the Forum for Youth Investment's Ready by 21TM state and local policy network.

Youth Today: Don't Deify Graduation Rates

By Karen Pittman, October 2006

The buzz about improving the high school graduation rate is becoming a roar. Governor’s children’s cabinets are picking this as the leading indicator result for youth, foundations are re-upping their commitments and youth organizations are recasting their wares to reflect better in this new accountability light.

Youth Community Mobilizers Share Strategies and Advice about Building Capacity in Under-Resourced Communities

On the weekend of September 22 -23, 2006, two dozen youth (aged 15 – 20) and adults from Oasis/Community Impact! in Nashville, Tennessee; Youth in Action and Young Voices in Providence, Rhode Island; and Austin Voices for Education and Youth in Austin, Tex

California: Child Welfare Leadership and Performance Accountability

The Child Welfare Leadership and Performance Accountability Act seeks to establish within the California Health and Human Services Agency the California Child Welfare Council, an advisory body that would be responsible for improving the collaboration and processes of the multiple agencies and courts that serve children and youth in the child welfare and foster care systems.

Ready for Work

In the past, much attention has been paid to the leaks in the “education pipeline”, but now employers, youth and communities are focusing on repairing the “work pipeline” to ensure that young people are ready for work by age 21

Ready by 21® Change Makers In Action Series: Introduction

An introduction to the Ready by 21 Change Makers In Action Series.

Change Makers in Action: Georgetown Divide (Black Oak Mine)

Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the Georgetown Divide Ready by 21 Coalition.