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|5,410||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.
|5,305||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.
|5,273||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.
|5,251||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.
|5,204||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.
|5,198||Change Makers in Action: Council for Youth Development (Columbus/Bartholomew County, Indiana)||
Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the Council for Youth Development in Columbus/Bartholomew County, Indiana.
|5,168||Forum Flash: April 27, 2010||
In this issue of Forum Flash, be sure to check out videos on the work of Children's Cabinets and Karen's testimony at the Senate HELP Committee on the whole child and ESEA Reauthorization.
|5,127||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.
|5,100||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.”
|5,095||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.