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5,505 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.

5,499 Forum Flash: April 27, 2010

In this issue of Forum Flash, be sure to check out videos on the work of Children's Cabinets and Karen's testimony at the Senate HELP Committee on the whole child and ESEA Reauthorization.

5,360 Embracing YPQA Video Still Empowering Staff, Improving Quality

This inspiring 12-minute video documents how the Georgetown Divide, a small community in the Sierra foothills of Northern California has embraced a positive youth development approach across the settings where youth spend time and has anchored that commitment through widespread use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

5,344 Change Makers in Action: Los Angeles, California

Part of the Ready by 21® Change Makers in Action Series, this case study describes the work done by the United Way and the Unite-LA/L.A. Chamber partnership in Los Angeles.

5,335 Ready by 21® Quality Counts Initiative Sites Announced
More than $2,500,000 in grants, technical assistance awarded to enhance local youth programs.
5,332 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.

5,331 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.

5,300 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.

5,274 Media Advisory: National Launch of Ready by 21 Initiative: Changing the Odds for Children and Youth

Washington DC -- On February 27th, Former Congressman Dick Gephardt, Former Governor Tom Ridge and United Way of America President Brian Gallagher will join Forum for Youth Investment co-founders Karen Pittman and Merita Irby to kick-off the national phase of the Forum’s Ready by 21™ Challenge.   The Ready by 21™ Challenge calls on states and c

5,254 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.