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2,654 Forum Flash: February 13, 2007

The Forum looks back...while still moving forward into 2007

2,636 Youth Today: All Planning, No Programming

By Karen Pittman, March/April 1996

2,621 Forum Flash: August 27, 2009

This month in Forum Flash, we are proud to announce that Karen Pittman, the Forum's Co-Founder and CEO, has been named as one of the top 50 CEOs in Power and Influence in the NonProfit Times. Also, check out the latest edition of the Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary on quality improvement systems for youth programs and it's review of the YPQI.

2,604 Youth Today: First to Guess, Last to Know

By Karen Pittman, May 2002

There are moments when all your youth work training fails you. I just had one.

My son is one of the most wonderfully bright, witty, head-on-straight people I know. Of my three children, he’s the one I lecture the least. Not surprisingly, he’s the one I talk to the most.

My son is also gay.

2,601 Missouri: Requires the Department of Mental Health to Develop a State Suicide Prevention Plan

This act requires the Director of the Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services, to design a state suicide prevention plan.

2,588 Youth Today: Building an Alliance Building

By Karen Pittman, May 1999

It’s May — an important time for America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth. Its second Report to the Nation is due. Questions abound as the organization enters its third year, especially since it repealed its own sunset law in order to keep the doors open past 2000. Is there real promise to America’s Promise? Can it forge a real alliance for youth?

2,575 New Directions in School Reform: Youth-Focused Strategies versus Youth-Centered Reform

Many of the reform strategies currently shaping the nation's high schools incorporate strategies to increase youth voice, choice, challenge and connection to school and community.

2,569 Youth Today: The Cost of Being Certain

By Karen Pittman, September 1998

Certainty, not cost, is what undergirds public support for measures that lock teens away for life. And certainty, not cost, is the key to any effort to build sustainable community resources to support youth development.

Cost-effectiveness research is certainly important: Showing the short-term and long-term benefits of investment, the benefits of investing in one strategy over another, the benefits of doing something versus nothing. But in the end it is certainty that is needed.

2,566 Youth Policy News - December 2014

December edition of Youth Policy News


2,564 Build Partnerships to Build Success

Effectiveness. Scale. Sustainability.