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Corporate Voices for Working Families Workforce Readiness Principles

The Workforce Readiness Principles lays out the workforce readiness challenge and proposes solutions that implicate business as a key partner in strengthening supports for young people, in-school and out.

Publishing Date: 
October 1, 2008

Forum Focus: High School: The Next Frontier for After-School Advocates?

As the issue of older youth and out-of-school time is gaining new attention across the country in the context of the after-school movement, it is important to remember that there are many programs for teens that operate in the out-of-school hours.

Publishing Date: 
February 15, 2004

Forum Focus: A Portfolio Approach to Youth Policy

In this issue of Forum Focus, we focus on what researchers and policy makers are doing to help governments take stock of their efforts to make sure that every young person is “Ready by 21” – ready for work, ready for college, ready for life.

Publishing Date: 
November 14, 2003

Forum Focus: Quality Counts

In this first issue of Forum Focus, we summarize emerging research and practical evidence that quality matters and push forward to ask the questions: Is quality measurable? Is it malleable? We bring a youth-centered lens to our review, looking for examples that define quality from the perspective of what young people need to heal, grow and contribute.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2003

Forum Focus: Community Partnerships for Learning: Blurring the Lines

In this issue, we explore how community partnerships to support formal learning and development matter and how they can be created and sustained.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2003

Youth Today: Let's Make Youth Work a Field

By Karen Pittman, September/October 1992

There is an unprecedented opportunity to move a national youth agenda that has development, rather than deterrence, as it’s base. Frustration with two decades of fragmented policies and programs aimed at reducing youth problems has peaked. I sense a willingness, even an eagerness, to embrace a new philosophy.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 1992