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|6,187||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.
|6,165||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.
|6,142||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.
|6,036||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.
|5,963||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.
|5,954||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.
|5,948||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.
|5,902||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.
|5,883||What Works for Youth Workers? Next Gen's "Lessons Learned"||
In 2007, the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition launched the Clear Policies for Career Pathways project to identify and build upon efforts underway around the country to establish comprehensive workforce development systems for the youth work field.
|5,873||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.