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4,707 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.

4,683 Youth Today: Risky Businesses

By Karen Pittman, June 2004

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

4,630 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.

4,590 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.

4,572 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.

4,544 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.

4,533 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

4,532 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.

4,529 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.

4,508 Ready by 21® Change Makers In Action Series: Introduction

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