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|The Harm of Zero Tolerance Gone Wild||
If schools in your community practice zero tolerance policies, you might want to see why a youth suicide compelled the Forum’s Karen Pittman and Patrick Boyle to blog about the potential harm of such policies. Their message: Forcing a kid to leave a school means a lot more than changing the location of the math class.
|Ready by 21 Case Study: Petaluma||
How can a community change the quality, coordination and reach of its services, supports and engagement opportunities for children and youth? The Forum’s latest Ready by 21® case study shows how leaders in Petaluma, Calif., did just that, working with the Forum to use the Ready by 21 approach to build a communitywide coalition and develop new strategies that had impact.
|Ready Partners: May 5, 2011||
Ready Partners: Surveying Community/Business Partnerships, 100 Best Communities, Prepping for Big Tent
|Ready Thoughts: April 2011||I'm not one for big conferences.||2011-04-28|
|Forum Flash: April 21, 2011||
Align Youth Policies, Build Leadership Councils, Act on the Federal Budget
|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.
|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