Report/Paper

Report Celebrates Efforts to Help Young People

Whether you work on community collaborations, youth programs or youth policies, your efforts are represented in the Forum for Youth Investment's 2012 Annual Report.

Publishing Date: 
January 16, 2013

Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide and Case Studies for Afterschool Leaders

While an increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality improvement a priority, addressing quality in a systemic way is complicated: It requires research, planning, building consensus, developing resources, managing new processes and sometimes redefining old relationships.

Publishing Date: 
October 2, 2012

Credentialed by 26 Series: Raising the Bar from Ready by 21 to Credentialed by 26: Highlights from Community and State Efforts

Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of various stakeholders and helping sectors work together is essential – and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.

Publishing Date: 
May 29, 2012

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

This study, Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention, shows how a cycle of assessing staff practices, planning based on the assessment and targeted training improves the quality of services delivered to young people.

Publishing Date: 
May 14, 2012

What's in Your Cabinet?

In the face of budget cuts that threaten to erode crucial supports for children and youth, some state agencies have found a promising mechanism for increasing efficiency while maintaining or even improving supports for young people: Children’s Cabinets.

Publishing Date: 
February 16, 2012

Credentialed by 26 State Policy Recommendations

Leaders across the country agree that America must have more citizens with a postsecondary credential to be successful in the 21st century. Policymakers in all 50 states are realizing that, in order to maintain economic vitality their state’s policies must support higher education access and success.

Publishing Date: 
January 12, 2012

New Policies Should Align With Existing Goals and Plans for Children and Youth

To have a collective impact on child and youth outcomes, leaders must develop and implement a broad, long-term child and youth strategy, and be accountable for results. This can be a challenge. Policies often require the creation of strategic plans that are organized around a single, narrow topic.

Publishing Date: 
January 12, 2012