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7,209 Needed: More Better Learning Time

What image comes to mind if I ask you to imagine students learning? Young people in small groups focusing on projects they designed?

7,171 Ready by 21 FAQ

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Ready by 21 and the Ready by 21 Challenge.

7,119 Ready by 21 Case Study: Georgetown Divide

This is a story of a community bringing together a wide range of organizations to improve services and results for youth. Community leaders on the Georgetown Divide gathered a broad coalition to improve youth outcomes.

7,029 State Youth Policy: Helping All Youth to Grow Up Fully Prepared and Fully Engaged

While states have put in place scores of youth polices, no state can claim to have a single, coherent youth policy that serves as a lens for assessing and planning individual policies. However, across the countries, states are working to develop more coordinated approaches to youth policy.

6,991 Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #16: Shining a Light on Supervision: Lessons from the Beacons

This commentary takes readers inside the world of the Beacons, to understand their approach to supervision. In it, we ask and answer the questions: What does good supervision of youth work professionals look like? How can we strengthen supervision in ways that improve practice and reduce turnover?

6,969 Change Makers in Action: Georgetown Divide (Black Oak Mine)

Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the Georgetown Divide Ready by 21 Coalition.

6,929 Forum Flash: March 10, 2010

In this edition of Forum Flash, read about the startling unemployment rates of black young men in Karen Pittman's Youth Today column, get a quick overview of the Ready by 21 Approach in "Bring Precision to Your Passion", hear a recording of the latest Ready by 21 webinar and more.

6,922 OSTPC 15 Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #15: Raising the Bar: Quality Improvement Systems for Youth Programs

In this commentary, we compile lessons learned about building quality improvement systems for OST programs, based on emerging research and increasing activity in the field. We also take readers to two places – the state of Michigan and the city of Chicago – where implementation of this model is underway with promising results.

6,875 Forum Focus: What's Health Got to Do With It?

For youth workers and youth-serving organizations, making a commitment to improve adolescent health outcomes can be as complex as making a commitment to improving academic achievement. Health, like education, has an entire system behind it.

6,696 Federal Programs & Youth Workers: Opportunities to Strengthen Our Workforce

Policymakers increasingly view youth development and after-school programs as solutions to a host of problems confronting youth, communities and our country overall. Yet, funds for these programs as a whole are scarce and when resources are devoted to training or workforce development, they appear to be included as afterthoughts or minor priorities.