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|5,685||The Forum's 10th Anniversary Brochure||
After a decade of moving ideas to impact, the Forum for Youth Investment continues to forge innovative ideas, strategies and partnerships to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. Learn more about the Forum's beginnings and work in the 10th Anniversary Organizational Brochure.
|5,674||Collective Impact for Policymakers: Working Together for Children and Youth||
Government policies must change in order to help partnerships improve the lives of young people through the power of collective impact.
That’s the message of a new report that examines how federal, state and local policies impede collaboration in the child and youth field – and how they can enhance collaboration instead.
|5,652||Strengthening the Youth Development/After-School Workforce||
Despite major advancements in the field, staffing – everything from recruitment, retention, supervision, to performance – remains a major challenge. There is a need to reexamine currently held assumptions about what it will take to build a strong, stable, committed workforce. What incentives? What opportunities? What requirements? For whom? In what combination?
|5,532||Forum Flash: August 11, 2010||
In this edition of Forum Flash, read about the Forum's latest work in education and youth policy. Karen Pittman will be a featured panelist at a free event in Washington, DC presenting findings from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa on the state of education.
|5,517||Youth Today: Precision Engineering||
By Karen Pittman, May 2008
Creating sound bites that are not only memorable but communicate a message is a passion of mine. Every now and then I hit one out of the park. “Problem-free isn’t fully prepared” is still in use after more than 15 years. I think “bringing precision to our passion” may be the next one to stick.
|5,495||Core Assumptions About Change||
This two-pager summarizes the core assumptions that philanthropists, planners and policy makers consciously or unconsciously take into account when making decisions about where to focus their efforts to bring about change.
|5,451||Business Leadership: Supporting Youth Development and the Talent Pipeline||
The Forum for Youth Investment has partnered with Corporate Voices for Working Families to support a Youth Transitions Task Force charged with identifying and promoting the corporate and public policies necessary to ensure that young people ages 14-21 have the opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in work and in life.
|5,440||Forum Flash: November 1, 2007||
There has been a lot of big news around Ready by 21: the Forum and the United Way of America have joined forces and the Quality Counts sites have been chosen and announced. We can now work together with United Ways on spreading the message of Ready by 21 and as we do that, we can help specific communities begin to work on changing the odds for youth.
|5,427||Youth Today: Those Determined to Teach Do Youth Work||
By Karen Pittman, June 2005
More than fifteen years ago, I began using a twist on an old saying as a way to get discussions started about the status of youth work and youth workers in the United States. We all understand the disrespect shown to teachers and students in the adage: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Needing to communicate my message quickly, I added a third phrase: “Those who can’t teach do youth work.”
|5,415||Bartholomew County, IN Council for Youth Development Overview||
The Council for Youth Development is a local coalition, supported by a successful, nationally-recognized program. The Council includes our school systems, youth-serving agencies, government, United Way and scores of agencies dedicated to helping prepare our children to be healthy, successful members of society.