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4,506 Youth Today: Risky Businesses

By Karen Pittman, June 2004

Consider this: In 2001, more young people declared bankruptcy than graduated from college.

4,498 Ready by 21 Case Study: Massachusetts

This is a story about how a statewide team created a shared set of desired outcomes for youth. These outcomes form the basis of an action plan for the state of Massachusetts, focused on translating the vision into reality. The Forum for Youth Investment – using the Ready by 21® set of strategies – guided the creation of the outcomes and action plan.

4,469 Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field

Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field, published by the Forum in partnership with the Urban Libraries Council, captures key challenges and lessons learned from an innovative, four-year initiative sponsored by the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds that awarded six million dollars to nine library systems.

4,460 Ready by 21® Change Makers In Action Series: Introduction

An introduction to the Ready by 21 Change Makers In Action Series.

4,455 The Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Asset Building (Q&A) Challenge

An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs

4,451 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.

4,432 Louisiana: Governor's Children's Cabinet: Children's Budget Report

The Children's Cabinet is a policy office in the Office of the Governor created by Act 5 of the 1998 Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The Cabinet's primary function is to coordinate children's policy across the five departments that provide services for young people: Departments of Education, Health and Hospitals, Labor, Public Safety and Corrections, and Social Services.

4,387 Forum Focus: Quality Counts

In this first issue of Forum Focus, we summarize emerging research and practical evidence that quality matters and push forward to ask the questions: Is quality measurable? Is it malleable? We bring a youth-centered lens to our review, looking for examples that define quality from the perspective of what young people need to heal, grow and contribute.

4,373 Youth Today: They Won’t Stay Outside Forever: Black Young Men and Unemployment

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Washington, D.C., got its second snowstorm in six weeks. Not nearly as big as the first (only 4 to 5 inches) – but big enough that school openings were delayed the next Monday.

4,367 Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010

Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.