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1,937 Building a Blueprint to Improve Youth Outcomes

As more communities recognize the need to develop an overarching plan to improve youth outcomes, one Virginia city is showing how to do it.

10,388 Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide and Case Studies for Afterschool Leaders

While an increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality improvement a priority, addressing quality in a systemic way is complicated: It requires research, planning, building consensus, developing resources, managing new processes and sometimes redefining old relationships.

29,976 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.

13,722 Building Quality Improvement Systems: Lessons from Three Emerging Efforts in the Youth-Serving Sector

Quality is fast becoming a policy priority in states and localities around the country. As a result, formal and informal networks of youth organizations are seeking and developing strategies to help them assess and improve performance.

7,333 Business Leadership: Supporting Youth Development and the Talent Pipeline

The Forum for Youth Investment has partnered with Corporate Voices for Working Families to support a Youth Transitions Task Force charged with identifying and promoting the corporate and public policies necessary to ensure that young people ages 14-21 have the opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in work and in life.

3,164 California, San Diego County: San Diego's Children's Budget

This first Children’s Budget reflects a snapshot in time, using FY 2001–02 funding levels. Since that time, state and federal budget cuts have had a substantial impact on County programs serving children, youth, and families. In some sense, the Children’s Budget represents a “high water mark” for new investments in children’s services.

4,692 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.

2,918 California: Comprehensive Counseling for At-Risk Pupils

Amends existing law that authorizes the governing board of a school district to provide a comprehensive educational counseling program for all pupils enrolled in the district. Specifies that the educational counseling include counseling for the development of an at-risk student plan for at-risk pupils.

(AB 455, CA, 2005)

3,501 California: Contra Costa County Children and Family Services Budget

Children and Family Services Budget is organized around five desired outcomes for children and families. Each of the 115 programs described in the Budget is categorized according to the primary community outcome served by the program.

Click here to read about the Budget.

3,036 California: Educational Opportunities for Foster Care Children

This bill would declare the legislature's intent to ensure that pupils in foster care and those who are homeless, as defined by specified federal law, have a meaningful opportunity to meet the academic achievement standards to which all pupils are held, are placed in the least restrictive educational programs, and have access to the academic resources, services, and extracurricular and enrichme