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2,222 Youth Today: Inequality Revisited

By Karen Pittman, November 1997

Concrete towers rising like ugly dominoes out of hard-packed dirt. Lots of kids, little else. On the edge of the row, a low-rise building with landscaping, playgrounds, basketball courts. Inside, fresh paint, plants, skylights — intact equipment, matching furniture, art on the walls. Further inside, 200-plus young people playing ping-pong, working out, doing projects, chatting — enjoying the security, space and support of the center.

2,190 Ready Thoughts: September 2011

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

2,179 Technical Assistance Brief: Youth Work Certificate Programs

Technical assistance brief on youth work certificate programs prepared by the Forum for Youth Investment for the Ready by 21 Quality Counts Initiative.

2,178 Forum Flash: October 7, 2009

Make sure to mark your calendars for the 2009 Search Conference where you can meet the Ready by 21 National Partnership, who is proud to be a signature sponsor of the conference.

2,172 Ready Partners: June 2, 2011

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

2,165 Youth Today: Move Over, Greenspan

By Karen Pittman, November 1998

Bear with me, I want to talk about data — specifically about official indicators and why we must invest time lobbying for their effective development and use.

While there is no shortage of fact books, until recently there has been no official government compilation of indicators. Accordingly, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, prepared by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, had the potential to be momentous. Unfortunately, it was not.

2,095 Arizona: Transitions -- Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care

Arizona was among the first states to pass a transitional insurance program for youth aging out of foster care, thanks in part to the concerted efforts of the Children’s Action Alliance.

2,091 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.

2,088 District/Community Alliances to Transform High Schools: Lessons Learned from California's High School Pupil Success Act

The High School Pupil Success Act (HSPSA), a unique public-private partnership between the State of California, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the Walter S.

2,064 Ready Partners: April 7, 2011

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