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|8,836||Youth Today: Some Things Do Make a Difference||
By Karen Pittman, April 2003
While the debate over whether after-school programs make a difference in academic achievement takes shape inside the Washington Beltway, more good news has been deposited on the bridge where research, policy and practice meet.
|8,785||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.
|8,551||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.
|8,532||Ready by 21 State Policy Survey 2013||
The Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (e.g., children's cabinets, early childhood councils and P-20/P-16 education councils.) The survey assesses coordinating bo
|8,518||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:
|8,467||Ready by 21 Case Study: Nashville, TN||
This is a story about how city leaders engaged their entire community to create a shared vision for their youth and a master plan to carry out that vision. Today that vision and plan, established in conjunction with the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21® strategies, provide the framework for delivering Nashville’s youth services and supports.
|8,373||Credentialed by 26, High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success||
High Expectations and Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success is the second installment in the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series. This new brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth, by providing the supports necessary for their success.
|8,366||Youth Action: Youth Contributing to Communities, Communities Supporting Youth||
This report explores three important trends and their implications: 1) Our understanding of how to best address the problems and needs of youth, 2) there is interest within the field that provides fresh impetus for youth as change agents, and 3) youth are increasingly tackling challenges in their community.
|8,101||Stories of Success||
The Quest for Readiness, the Forum for Youth Investment’s 2013 Annual Report, brings you stories from around the country about community and state leaders working to strengthening partnerships, practices and
|7,820||Steering a Course Toward Effective Youth Policies: Dashboards For Youth||
Based on frameworks advanced by states across America and countries around the world, the Forum for Youth Investment has developed a sample youth policy framework. This framework, builds off of the metaphor of a car dashboard. If one wants to “steer a positive course” for youth, the first thing they will need is a clear vision of the areas of development they wish to promote.