CSSP: Better Evidence for Decision-Makers: Emerging Pathways from Existing Knowledge

The paper examines three separate evidence-based practices approaches: the Weikart Center’s YPQI in afterschool spaces, Mark Lipsey’s meta-analysis approach to juvenile justice policy, and Bruce Chorpita’s research on child mental health services.

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2017

AIR: A Summary of the Three Studies Exploring the Relationship between Afterschool Program Quality and Youth Outcomes

This conference paper, which was presented at the 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting, explored the relationship between afterschool program attendance, program quality, and school-related outcomes. AIR used the Weikart Center’s YPQI to measure program quality.

Publishing Date: 
April 2, 2014

Weikart Center: Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention study

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality conducted a three year intervention study to examine the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). The YPQI is a data-driven continuous improvement model for school and community-based sites serving youth during afterschool hours.

Publishing Date: 
December 1, 2012

2017 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

The 2017 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (i.e., children’s cabinets, commissions, P-20 councils and early childhood advisory councils). The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges.

Publishing Date: 
December 31, 2017

Investing in the next generation: A bottom-up approach to creating better outcomes for children and youth

In Investing in the Next Generation, Bruce Katz and Ross Tilchin, both of The Brookings Institution, discuss the role of "new localism" in providing the "cradle to career" interventions necessary to ensure successful outcomes for America's children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2017

Two-Generation Approaches

There is a growing recognition that traditional investments that focus solely on adults or children constrain
potential impacts by not engaging with families holistically to support and sustain growth and opportunity. By
contrast, two-generation or dual-generation approaches address the challenge of intergenerational poverty
Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2016

ROI for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth in Each Congressional District

Providing federal funding for opportunity youth (16-24 year olds who are not in school and can’t find a job) is not just the right thing to do; it is also good for each district's bottom line.

Publishing Date: 
March 28, 2017