Report/Paper

Researchers Looking at Impact of Youth Interventions

What’s the impact of interventions aimed at improving the settings where children and youth spend their time? That was the topic in December, when the Forum and the William T. Grant Foundation convened an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are studying those effects. The multi-year studies focus on myriad settings, such youth-serving agencies, classrooms and households.

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January 20, 2011

Don’t Stop Collaborating – Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives

Many states and communities have multiple task forces, partnerships and councils working on overlapping youth issues, from bullying to pregnancy to dropouts. This policy brief calls attention to the problem of collaboration overload, and suggests ways to tackle it. Check out these tips for working collaboratively without creating redundancy.

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January 6, 2011

America's Promise Alliance Releases "Building a Grad Nation"

America is making progress in reducing a nationwide crisis in the number of students who drop out of high school.

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January 5, 2011

Credentialed by 26, High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success

High Expectations and Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success is the second installment in the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series. This new brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth, by providing the supports necessary for their success.  

Publishing Date: 
December 14, 2010

Credentialed by 26, Insulating the Education Pipeline to Increase Postsecondary Success

The first in a new Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series, this issue brief explores why postsecondary completion is an important goal and looks at how the U.S. is currently faring. It identifies partners that need to be mobilized and policy approaches that need to be enacted in order to significantly increase completion rates and help more young people successfully transition to adulthood.

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November 22, 2010

Ready by 21: Making Quality Count

he Ready by 21® Quality Counts initiative provided leaders and intermediaries from 12 cities and states around the country with a bold challenge – improving the quality and reach of out-of-school time programming.

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November 18, 2010

Ready by 21: Making Quality Count

Ready by 21: Making Quality Count

The Ready by 21® Quality Counts initiative provided leaders and intermediaries from 12 cities and states around the country with a bold challenge – improving the quality and reach of out-of-school time programming.

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November 8, 2010

Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale

The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.

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October 19, 2010