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Kentucky: Jefferson County Public School Data Tracking System

A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville.

Kentucky: Kentucky Child Now! Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council works with the Kentucky Child Now! Board of Directors and participates in the planning and coordination of youth events and leadership training. Council members also promote community service statewide, are advocates for youth concerns and work to get youth more involved in their communities.

Kentucky: Youth Development Coordinating Council, Strategic Plan 2008-10

The Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council was created to allow all youth serving state programs to work together to use existing resources more efficiently and improve services and outcomes with focus on: coordination, accountability, quality, and opportunities.

Learning Opportunities for Children and Youth: Expanding Commitments, Blurring the Lines

This publication shares the argument that communities should "blur the lines" between learning that happens inside the school and out in the community, during and outside of the school day.

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Reflections from the International Learning Group on Youth and Community Development

This volume pulls together a range of reflections from members of the International Learning Group (ILG) members, Latin American friends and staff. The bulk of the volume is devoted to the individual and collective essays, interviews, statements and reports written or inspired by the ILG members during and after the Latin American visit.

Louisiana: Governor's Children's Cabinet: Children's Budget Report

The Children's Cabinet is a policy office in the Office of the Governor created by Act 5 of the 1998 Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The Cabinet's primary function is to coordinate children's policy across the five departments that provide services for young people: Departments of Education, Health and Hospitals, Labor, Public Safety and Corrections, and Social Services.

Louisiana: Hotel Tax for Youth Programs

Directs tourist commissions within larger parishes to levy and collect an additional 3% tax upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms and overnight camping facilities; two-thirds of the additional tax to be used for youth athletic programs. Requires the tourist commission to provide athletic programs and enter into cooperative endeavors, including the expenditure or allocation of revenue, with smaller parishes. (HB 879, PA 468)

Louisiana: Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council

The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council will examine and advise the legislature on issues such as education, school violence, substance abuse, youth employment, and ways to motivate young people to actively participate in their community and government.  Click here to read the authorizing legislation.

Louisiana: State of Louisiana Performance Standards, Guidelines for Development and Revision

A performance standard is the expected level of performance associated with a particular performance indicator for a particular period and funding level. Performance standards are developed during the operating budget development process and established during the appropriation process.

Maine: Legislative Youth Advisory Council

The Legislative Youth Advisory Council is a permanent advisory Council created in statute by Public Law of 2001. This is the first Legislative Council in the nation, and the only one that they know of that has the power to submit legislation. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Legislature and its Committees on issues related to youth.