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Maine: Marks for Children, Families & Communities -- Leading by Results

Marks for Children, Families and Communities is a set of social indicators that reflect the well-being of Maine children, families and communities. It is an initiative of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, Maine’s KIDS COUNT, the Maine Development Foundation, and other organizations.

2003-06-15
Rhode Island: Rhode Island State Government. Primer, Thinking About Performance Measures

This is a primer to help Rhode Island state agencies develop and improve the performance measures that are required by Rhode Island State Law. The development of performance measures are part of a state strategic planning process which assesses where agencies are, what they have to work with, what their goals are and how they will attain those goals.

2003-06-15
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.

2003-06-15
Oregon: Oregon Department of Human Services. Annual Performance Reports

Click here to review the Oregon Department of Human Services' Annual Performance Reports from 2003-2007.

2003-06-15
Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board serves the Des Moines City Council, providing a voice for youth in city government. The Mission of the City of Des Moines Youth Advisory Board is to improve community through youth involvement.

2003-06-15
Youth Today: Still at Risk, but Not at Sea

By Karen Pittman, June 2003

Twenty years ago in April, the National Commission on Excellence in Education gave the country a wake-up call with the release of A Nation at Risk, the report whose warnings about the prevalence of low expectations and low performance in American schools set the stage for today's educational standards movement.

2003-06-01
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #3: Reflections on System Building: Lessons from the After-School Movement

On February 3, 2003, the Bush Administration unveiled its request to cut funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by 40 percent in fiscal year 2004.

2003-05-01
Youth Today: Youth Consultants for Change

By Karen Pittman, May 2003

Summer is coming. In communities across the country, nonprofits, schools, faith groups and businesses will offer young people a broad range of structured opportunities. Some of those opportunities will even give young people a chance to contribute.

2003-05-01
Youth Today: Some Things Do Make a Difference

By Karen Pittman, April 2003

While the debate over whether after-school programs make a difference in academic achievement takes shape inside the Washington Beltway, more good news has been deposited on the bridge where research, policy and practice meet.

2003-04-01
All Youth, One Set of Goals

In January 2003, the Forum for Youth Investment, in collaboration with the Kellogg and the W.T. Grant foundations, made a series of recommendations to the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth (launched in December 2002).

2003-03-15