District/Community Alliances to Transform High Schools: Lessons Learned from California's High School Pupil Success Act

The High School Pupil Success Act (HSPSA), a unique public-private partnership between the State of California, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the Walter S.

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2005

The Data Quality Campaign and Forum for Youth Investment Release Co-Authored Brief, Linking Data across Agencies: States That Are Making It Work

As a condition for receiving State Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, every governor and chief state school officer has agreed to develop statewide longitudinal data systems that can follow individual students from early learning through K-12 to postsecondary education and into the workforce.  This publication provides an in-depth look at the collaborat

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

Massachusetts Statewide Action Plan

The Forum for Youth Investment facilitated a Ready by 21 approach over the course of three retreats with the Massachusetts Action Planning Team made up of over 100 members.  The Action Planning Team (APT) was convened and supported by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Made up of stakeholders ac

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

A Primer on Creating Effective Youth Panels

Three times in the past year and a half, the staff of the Forum for Youth Investment has had the opportunity to organize and facilitate panel presentations in which young people bring their voices to bear on the struggle of school reform.

Publishing Date: 
November 1, 2000

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #15: Raising the Bar: Quality Improvement Systems for Youth Programs


In this commentary, we compile lessons learned about building quality improvement systems for OST programs, based on emerging research and increasing activity in the field. We also take readers to two places – the state of Michigan and the city of Chicago – where implementation of this model is underway with promising results.

Publishing Date: 
August 26, 2009

Grand Rapids Teen Profile 2009

The Grand Rapids Youth Commission was charged with surveying young people in the city in order to inform the Youth Master Planning process. In July, they released their Teen Profile 2009 which paints a portrait of teens in the community - their strengths, their needs, their challenges, all from their perspective.
Publishing Date: 
August 3, 2009

Back on Track: Reconnecting New York's Disconnected Youth to Education and Employment

This report released by New York State, a Quality Counts site, provides an in-depth portrait of disconnected youth at the state level. Outside New York City, too little is being done to respond to the needs of disconnected and at-risk youth. The state urgently needs to support and expand effective programs in upstate New York and the downstate suburbs.
Publishing Date: 
July 30, 2009

The Ready by 21 Brochure

Ready by 21 Brochure

Learn about the Ready by 21 Challenge, Approach and Partnership.


Publishing Date: 
July 28, 2009