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|4,854||2008 Directory of State Children's Cabinets and Councils - June 2008 Update||
The 2008 Directory of State Children’s Cabinets and Councils provides at-a-glance responses to basic but important questions: which states have children’s cabinets and councils? Who is involved in them? What do they do? The guide provides summaries of interviews done with children’s cabinet and council directors in the latter half of 2007.
|4,850||Youth Today: Risky Businesses||
By Karen Pittman, June 2004
Consider this: In 2001, more young people declared bankruptcy than graduated from college.
|4,850||Ready by 21® Quality Counts Initiative Sites Announced||
More than $2,500,000 in grants, technical assistance awarded to enhance local youth programs.
|4,804||Forum Flash: July 23, 2009||
We've got exciting news this month! We're proud to announce our Ready by 21 Video and Brochure – these are great resources that lay out in a simple way the Ready by 21 Challenge, Approach and Partnership. In the video, hear the story of leaders in Richmond using Ready by 21 to improve their community.
|4,764||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.
|4,705||Hampton, VA: Hampton Youth Commission||
The Hampton Youth Commission is a city funded Commission composed of 24 high school aged youth from all four of the public high schools in Hampton as well as Peninsula Catholic and Hampton Roads Academy. The Hampton Youth Commission represents the ideas and opinions of young people in the city, in order for the youth to have a more formal role in the city's planning and decision making.
|4,704||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.
|4,702||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.
|4,676||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.
|4,639||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