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Align New Policies with Existing Efforts to Collaborate

The Forum has just launched its new Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series, which will provide a set of strategies to ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts in order to create a seamless system of supports.

Forum Flash: April 21, 2011

Align Youth Policies, Build Leadership Councils, Act on the Federal Budget

Ready Partners: April 7, 2011

Ready by 21 Ideas, Graduation and Job Skills, the Value of Youth Programs

Ready by 21 Case Study: Northern Kentucky

This story shows how community leaders built an overarching leadership council to coordinate and improve youth services. Those leaders used Ready by 21® strategies to expand the council’s scope to include organizations and agencies covering the full range of youth supports, and to get them working toward the same goals.

Ready Thoughts: March 24, 2011

Ready Thoughts: Improving Our 'Collective Impact'

Forum Flash - March 17, 2011

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

Ready by 21 Case Study: Nashville, TN

This is a story about how city leaders engaged their entire community to create a shared vision for their youth and a master plan to carry out that vision. Today that vision and plan, established in conjunction with the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21® strategies, provide the framework for delivering Nashville’s youth services and supports.

Ready Partners: March 3, 2011

Ready Partners: Employee Benefits, Boosting Grad Rates, Explaining Ready by 21

Ready by 21 Case Study: Austin, TX

This is a story about how a community built a state-of-the-art online tool to map and track youth services. Community leaders in Austin are using this tool to improve services and make them more accessible to families in need.

Ready by 21 Case Study: Georgetown Divide

This is a story of a community bringing together a wide range of organizations to improve services and results for youth. Community leaders on the Georgetown Divide gathered a broad coalition to improve youth outcomes.