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.

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2010

Tracking Child & Youth Well-being

Tracking Child & Youth Well-Being is a new analysis by the Forum of several newly released reports on child and youth well-being. The paper outlines how tools such as the Ready by 21 Developmental Dashboard can help leaders be effective.

Publishing Date: 
September 13, 2010

Sign on Letter Calling for the Creation of a National Youth Council

This letter, signed by leading youth voice organizations, calls for the creation of a national youth council.

Publishing Date: 
August 6, 2010

Pay It Forward: Guidance for Mentoring Junior Scholars

Most scholars are expected to mentor junior colleagues, but they are provided few supports and resources to become strong mentors. Pay It Forward: Guidance for Mentoring Junior Scholars was jointly developed by the Forum for Youth Investment and the William T. Grant Foundation to add to the resources available to scholars who are mentoring others.

Publishing Date: 
June 29, 2010

The Forum Comments on "No Child Left Behind"

Upon the request of the Senate HELP Committee, the Forum has prepared detailed legislative comments on how to address the existing "No Child Left Behind" legislation (now known commonly as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or ESEA) using a whole child approach.

Publishing Date: 
May 18, 2010

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

Publishing Date: 
May 27, 2010

"Integrating Data for Improved Outcomes for Youth"

The Children's Cabinet Network articulates the importance of sharing data across agencies when working to improve outcomes for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
March 17, 2010

"Insulating the Education Pipeline" - Draft

The Forum for Youth Investment examines the education pipeline and the insulation needed for young people to be ready for and succeed in postsecondary education. This draft paper highlights both the roles of policymakers and youth organizations. It includes summaries of innovative state efforts and federal funding opportunities support work in postsecondary achievement.

Publishing Date: 
March 16, 2010