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How to Partner for Impact: The Nuts & Bolts of Aligning Collective Impact Efforts

As leaders in communities around the country implement collective impact initiatives, questions about how to align multiple initiatives are at the top of their list.

Illinois: Department of Children and Family Services. Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Resources

The Department of Children and Family Services shares many useful planning resources covering topics such as community college payment, youth employment, transitional servies, alcohol and drug intervention, scholarships and education training vouchers.

Illinois: Investments in Illinois' Future

Investments in Illinois' Future is a report analyzing Illinois expenditures on programs and services for youth ages 12 to 24 between fiscal years 1994 and 2004. This historical analysis provides valuable information and context relevant to inform future planning, policy development, appropriations decisions and statewide analysis impacting youth in Illinois.

Incorporating Youth Development Principles into Adolescent Health Programs:A Guide for State-Level Practitioners & Policy Makers

The youth development approach has gained traction over the past twenty-plus years, across a range of youth-serving fields, including public health.

Indiana: Council for Youth Development - Report to the Community 2006 - 2007

The Council for Youth Development has its ultimate goal that every child in the county be Ready by 21—ready for learning, ready for work, ready for life. This annual report to the community is intended to open community dialogue which will result in increased focus on positive youth development in Bartholomew County.

Indiana: Our Children, Our Opportunity, Our Future: Council for Youth Development Report to the Community 2006-2007

The Council for Youth Development is the third generation of community work in Bartholomew County, Indiana, focusing on children and youth. The Council has as its ultimate goal every child in the county being Ready by 21™ – ready for learning, ready for work, ready for life.

Indiana: The KIDS COUNT in Indiana 2004 Data Book: County Profiles of Child Well-Being

The eleventh in the series, the KIDS COUNT in Indiana 2004 Data Book is an important tool for planning and action by community leaders, policy makers, youth workers, advocates, and others working to improve the lives of Indiana’s children.

SparkAction Logo: For children. For youth. For change. Introducing SparkAction: For Children. For Youth. For Change.

SparkAction officially launched in June! The Forum is proud to be managing this collaborative effort for and by the child and youth field to mobilize a large, well-informed constituency to spark action for change.

Investing in Youth Poll

Results from this national- and city-level poll show that adults place a high priority on after-school, job training, service-learning, recreation, arts and health care programs — ahead of other concerns like senior centers or tax breaks for new businesses, with 45 percent of respondents nationally saying these programs are a very high priority.

Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey is a joint effort conducted by The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health, Iowa Department of Education, Office of Drug Control Policy, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and Iowa Department of Human Services.