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Forum Flash: September 2011

Flexible Federal Funds, More Youth Data, Quality Assessment Pays Off

2011-09-23
Forum Focus: A Portfolio Approach to Youth Policy

In this issue of Forum Focus, we focus on what researchers and policy makers are doing to help governments take stock of their efforts to make sure that every young person is “Ready by 21” – ready for work, ready for college, ready for life.

2003-11-14
Forum Focus: Community Partnerships for Learning: Blurring the Lines

In this issue, we explore how community partnerships to support formal learning and development matter and how they can be created and sustained.

2003-09-15
Forum Focus: Countering Structural Racism

In this issue, we continue to explore how youth activism can be used as a powerful tool for increasing both personal development and collective engagement around the issues of race and racism.

2004-07-01
Forum Focus: Education Pipeline

While the nation’s public systems continue to fall short of delivering equitable educational supports to children and youth, youth workers have spent the last several decades insulating and, in some cases, patching the leaks in the “education pipeline”– a term describing the route students follow from early childhood through post-secondary education.

2004-09-01
Forum Focus: High School: The Next Frontier for After-School Advocates?

As the issue of older youth and out-of-school time is gaining new attention across the country in the context of the after-school movement, it is important to remember that there are many programs for teens that operate in the out-of-school hours.

2004-02-15
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.

2003-08-01
Forum Focus: Revisiting Risk in the 21st Century

Pick up almost any newspaper these days and you will find a headline sounding an alarm about a serious challenge facing young people today.

2005-02-01
Forum Focus: What Gets Measured, Gets Done

States and communities across the country recognize that creating a shared set of desired outcomes for young people provides the opportunity to take stock in how well children and teens are doing on national and local levels.

2004-11-15
Forum Focus: What's Health Got to Do With It?

For youth workers and youth-serving organizations, making a commitment to improve adolescent health outcomes can be as complex as making a commitment to improving academic achievement. Health, like education, has an entire system behind it.

2005-05-01