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6,441 Align New Policies with Existing Efforts to Collaborate

The Forum has just launched its new Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series, which will provide a set of strategies to ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts in order to create a seamless system of supports.

6,437 Forum Flash: December 1, 2006

Strengthening the Youth Work Workforce and Advocating on Behalf of Young People

6,364 Conference Call: Communications for Youth Advocates (2/14/07)

The Forum for Youth Investment, along with Voices for America's Children and Kids Count, hosted a conference call for youth advocates on communications and messaging on February 14th. The call featured Kristen Grimm, president of Spitfire Strategies, and Ann Lochner, director of the Applied Research Collaborative on Youth Development at the University of Minnesota.

6,260 Webinar: Creating State and Local Youth Policy Councils

This Webinar, held on December 3rd, 2007, offered an opportunity to hear firsthand about how youth from across the country are successfully engaging with policymakers in formal bodies called youth councils. The Forum also discussed the key principles of creating an effective youth council, which are outlined in the paper Building Effective Youth Councils.

6,249 Arizona: Governor's Youth Commission

The Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) is intended to be a diverse and representative body of the high school population within the state of Arizona. The GYC consists of forty members composed of sophomores, juniors and seniors from across the state.

6,219 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.

6,185 Nebraska: Attorney General's Youth Advisory Council

AGYAC is a group comprised of over 60 high school seniors from across the state and is designed to involve Nebraska students in the processes of government and law. Students selected serve during their senior year in high school.

6,172 ‘My Brother’s Keeper’: A Chance to Help America’s Opportunity Youth

A White House initiative to help boys and young men of color reach their full potential provides a significant opportunity to lift the millions of American youth who are disconnected from school and work.

6,154 Finding Common Agendas: How Young People are Being Engaged in Community Change Efforts

To further the exploration of the changing role of community development organizations (CDOs) in youth development work, the Ford Foundation retained Community Development Associates, Inc., (CDA) in January of 1998 to conduct an investigation of the interconnection between youth development work and that of community-based organizations.

6,102 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.