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|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #2: High School After-School: What Is It? What Might It Be? Why Is It Important?||
High school is becoming the next frontier for after-school advocates. The conceptual and practical leaps from programming for elementary and middle school students to high school students are significant, and the marketing challenges are huge.
|Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?||
This paper summarizes several major shifts that have occurred in the past 15 to 20 years in what researchers, policy makers and practitioners think about what young people need, what they get and where they get it.