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|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Forum Focus: Youth Act: Community Impact||
In July 2002, the Forum merged with Community IMPACT!
|From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes||
Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.
|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.
|Hawaii: Develop a Definition of Civic Responsibility by Using an Inventory of School-level Activities||
Requests the Department of Education to convene a working group to develop a definition of civic responsibility by using an inventory of school-level activities that promote civic learning in students.
|Hawaii: Request Counties to Assist At-Risk Youth||
Requesting the counties, the family courts in all circuits, and the office of youth services to collaborate on the development of an action plan that assesses the needs of their at-risk youth, identifies programs, services and strategies to address their needs, and provides safe alternatives to incarceration for youth on each island.