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1,859 The Right Kind of Opportunity for Youth

What happens when you give youth an opportunity? It all depends on the kind of opportunity. 

1,852 Moving an Out-of-School Agenda: Lessons and Challenges Across Cities Common Ground Excerpt

What are the common tasks facing cities committed to saturating their city with high quality out-of-school opportunities, available to every young person? While no list is definitive or complete, we identify ten critical tasks.

1,841 Ready Partners: June 2, 2011

Ready Partners: Better School Instruction, the State of Afterschool, Helping Young Employees

1,823 Investing in Youth Poll

Results from this national- and city-level poll show that adults place a high priority on after-school, job training, service-learning, recreation, arts and health care programs — ahead of other concerns like senior centers or tax breaks for new businesses, with 45 percent of respondents nationally saying these programs are a very high priority.

1,782 Ready Thoughts: September 2011

Ready for college, work, life...and the military?

1,757 Ready Partners: April 7, 2011

Ready by 21 Ideas, Graduation and Job Skills, the Value of Youth Programs

1,719 How to Partner for Impact: The Nuts & Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts

As leaders in communities around the country implement collective impact initiatives, questions about how to align multiple initiatives are at the top of their list.

1,715 Forum Flash - January 20, 2010

Forum Flash: New information, Resources, Opportunities, Careers and Recent Events at the Forum for Youth Investment.

1,651 College and Career Readiness

Karen Pittman, Co-founder of the Ready by 21 National Partnership asks: Even if students graduate, are they really equipped for the next stage?

1,584 Ready Thoughts: March 24, 2011

Ready Thoughts: Improving Our 'Collective Impact'