Forum Flash

Located here is an archive of Forum Flash - monthly e-newsletters that kept our audience informed about what was going on at the Forum.

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Forum Flash: December 29, 2008

As the year comes to a end, several projects at the Forum are reaching major milestones. The Ready by 21 Quality Counts sites celebrated the end of the first year and planned ahead to the second and final year of the initiative.

Forum Flash: November 13, 2008

Change is coming. Not just to the White House, but to Ready by 21 communities across the country. Stay tuned for exciting updates on our Ready by 21 rollout plans in the next issue of Forum Flash. Also check out our 3 latest publications, a Michigan Dropout Summit and more!

Forum Flash: September 22, 2008

Ready by 21 Webinar Series, Non-Profit of the Year Award and more!


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Forum Flash: August 14, 2008

The Forum assembled Children's Cabinets and Youth Councils in New Orleans and gave these groups a chance to interact with each other. Also this month, the latest Next Generation Youth Work Coalition Bulletin came out with updates on the work being done to support communications and development for youth workers.

Forum Flash: July 9, 2008

The Forum is proud to revive the Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary; the first issue is focused on youth work practice and reivews studies that our broadening our knowledge. Karen Pittman's Youth Today column looks at what young people need to get through school rather than dropping out.

Forum Flash: June 4, 2008

The Forum has been working hard with our national partners. in conjunction with America's Promise Alliance, we produced the Dropout Prevention Summit Guide to ensure all stakeholders are included in solving this daunting issue. Karen Pittman and Merita Irby visited the United Way's Community Leaders Conference and the AASA State Leadership Conference respectively.

Forum Flash: April 29, 2008

The Forum is glad so many of you joined us for the Launch. As a treat, we have video clips from our National Partners and our Co-Chairs, Dick Gephardt and Tom Ridge. Nashville and New York announced their Quality Counts intitiatives to improve the odds for youth.

Forum Flash: March 6, 2008

The Ready by 21 Launch was a great success because of you; it was a wonderful moment to mark our 10th anniversary. We have two major publications to share: the Ready by 21 Challenge – the definitive guide to the concepts behind Ready by 21, and The National Partner Profiles and Commitments – to show what our National Partners are bringing to Ready by 21 and a hint at our future plans.

Recent Conferences and Convenings

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley -- Inspire 4 Life: Summit on Youth. The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMBMV) recently hosted their first Youth Summit. The Summit brought together community and corporate leaders, policy makers, youth providers and key stakeholders.

Forum Flash: February 13, 2008

The Forum has been very busy as we prepare for the National Launch of Ready by 21. Even while we are preparing for this large event, the Forum continues to foster our relationships with our partners.