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|Ready by 21 Webinar--Dashboards--Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT||
All communities need a way to consider their broad goals for children and youth, as well as the specific areas of focus or need. Dashboards are a handy, user-friendly tool that can assist leaders with this difficult task. Come learn more about specific examples and ways to apply this tool to your work to improve the outcomes for children and youth.
|Ready Thoughts: August 2010||
In this issue, we lead with a new analysis, by the Forum for Youth Investment, of several newly released reports on child well-being. The paper outlines how tools such as the Ready by 21 Developmental Dashboard can help leaders be effective. The paper includes commentary on well-being report cards can measure results across outcome areas and ages.
|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.
|Forum Flash: August 11, 2010||
In this edition of Forum Flash, read about the Forum's latest work in education and youth policy. Karen Pittman will be a featured panelist at a free event in Washington, DC presenting findings from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa on the state of education.
|Youth Voice: a Topic of Discussion at the White House||
The Forum’s America's Youth Councils Network is working with a coalition of national organizations to advocate for the creation of a National Youth Council. On June 30th, coalition members had a West Wing sit-down with Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, to discuss their vision for ways to incorporate youth voice into federal policymaking.
|Introducing SparkAction: For Children. For Youth. For Change.||
SparkAction officially launched in June! The Forum is proud to be managing this collaborative effort for and by the child and youth field to mobilize a large, well-informed constituency to spark action for change.
|Forum Flash: July 8, 2010||
In this issue of Forum Flash, read Karen's latest Youth Today column on why research must be used better – not just saved in our inboxes for later reading. Also, check out a guide that the Forum jointly developed with the William T.
|Ready Thoughts: June 2010||
Each issue of READY PICKS focuses on one or more of “the 4 Bs” – the capacities leaders need to strengthen to do business differently, and offers our best picks of research, tools and examples selected from the work of Ready by 21 Partners, Ready by 21 places and others committed to big picture change.
|College and Career Readiness||
Karen Pittman, Co-founder of the Ready by 21 National Partnership asks: Even if students graduate, are they really equipped for the next stage?
|The Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Asset Building (Q&A) Challenge||
An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs