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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.

2006-07-02
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.

2004-07-15
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.

2010-08-09
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.

2005-07-15
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.

2005-10-10
Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010

Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.

2007-06-06
Iowa: Department of Management. Governance System and the Accountability Government Act Overview

On June 1, 2001, Governor Tom Vilsack signed the Accountable Government Act (AGA) into law.

2001-06-15
Iowa: Iowa Better Results for Kids, Outcomes, Indicators, and Measures

The State of Iowa reviews their methods of measurement of results for kids. There are three categories of indicators used: overarching indicators, system monitoring indicators and "pay-4-results" indicators.

2003-12-07
Iowa: State of Iowa Performance Measures Guide

Under the Accountable Government Act (AGA), Iowa is implementing a comprehensive and integrated performance governance system. The purpose of this system is to produce results valued by Iowans and do so in the most effective and efficient way possible. There are five basic elements in the governance system. First, they plan what results should we achieve and how they will achieve them.

2005-06-15
Iowa: State of Iowa Youth Action Committee

The State of Iowa Youth Action Committee (SIYAC), is a nonpartisan policy-advisory organization consisting of 15-17 high school students from across the state.

2004-06-15