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Dropout Prevention Summit Planning Guide

The America’s Promise Alliance is supporting 50 state and at least 50 city Dropout Prevention Summits to be held by 2010. The purposes of the Dropout Prevention Summits are many, but the primary intention is to increase public awareness of the dropout and college-readiness crisis.

Education Must Focus on Competence, Not Outdated Traditions

In this dual blog posting, the Forum’s Karen Pittman and Stephanie Malia Krauss weigh in on an article about competence-based vs. traditional education. Pittman and Krauss reflect on their own experiences and offer suggestions on how schools can break free from the status quo.


Education-Student Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey

The bill requires the State Department of Education to collaborate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in order to incorporate the provisions of the Maryland Adolescent Survey and the Youth Tobacco Survey into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance system survey.

Embracing YPQA Video Still Empowering Staff, Improving Quality

This inspiring 12-minute video documents how the Georgetown Divide, a small community in the Sierra foothills of Northern California has embraced a positive youth development approach across the settings where youth spend time and has anchored that commitment through widespread use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment.

Federal Programs & Youth Workers: Opportunities to Strengthen Our Workforce

Policymakers increasingly view youth development and after-school programs as solutions to a host of problems confronting youth, communities and our country overall. Yet, funds for these programs as a whole are scarce and when resources are devoted to training or workforce development, they appear to be included as afterthoughts or minor priorities.

Finding Common Agendas: How Young People are Being Engaged in Community Change Efforts

To further the exploration of the changing role of community development organizations (CDOs) in youth development work, the Ford Foundation retained Community Development Associates, Inc., (CDA) in January of 1998 to conduct an investigation of the interconnection between youth development work and that of community-based organizations.

Forum Flash - December 16, 2010 New Ready by 21 Strategies in Action, The Forum Heads to Atlanta & Webinar Roundup 2010-12-20
Forum Flash - February 17, 2010

Forum Flash: Act on the Federal Budget; How to Improve Community College

Forum Flash - January 20, 2010

Forum Flash: New information, Resources, Opportunities, Careers and Recent Events at the Forum for Youth Investment.

Forum Flash - March 17, 2011

Forum Flash: Raising Youth Voices, Ready by 21 Success, Improving Program Quality