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Eric Polk Receives Ready by 21 Change Maker Award

The Ready by 21 Change Maker award is the highest honor presented by the Forum for Youth Investment. The award recognizes long-term achievement and impact in improving youth outcomes. Award recipients demonstrate a commitment to increasing the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement in their community, state or at the national level.

Publishing Date: 
February 26, 2008

Colorado: Colorado Trails

Colorado Trails is the computer based application that State Child Welfare, State Child Care, Child Welfare in 64 Counties, and the Division of Youth Corrections use for case management. It is a statewide effort to automate services in Child Welfare and the Division of Youth Corrections.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2003

Working for Change Forum

Thaddeus Ferber (Forum for Youth Investment), Sally Prouty (The Corps Network) and Linda Harris (Center for Law and Social Policy) presented about the Campaign for Youth at Working for Change: a monthly policy briefing to develop a consensus economic mobility agenda for low-wage workers.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Oregon Commission's Strategic Planning Retreat

Karen Pittman and Elizabeth Gaines travelled to Salem, Oregon for a strategic planning retreat with the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, the largest umbrella advocacy group for children and families in Oregon.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services

The Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services, with the OASIS Center, held their 2007 annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  This year, Karen Pittman gave a keynote highlighting how the Forum's Ready by 21 framework can help allied youth fields ensure that all youth, especially those from disconnected families, have the opportunities, supports, and services they need to succeed.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Sarkeys Foundation's Southwest Regional Leadership Forum

Merita Irby presented at the Sarkeys Foundation's Southwest Regional Leadership Forum where nonprofit leaders convened to discuss issues around nonprofit management and specific content focus areas. Merita facilitated a breakout session entitled "Helping Young People Become Ready by 21."

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Georgetown Divide/Black Oak Mine Receives CCP Award

The Georgetown Ready by 21 Coalition is the recent recipient of of the 2007 Award for Building Community from the Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) in Sacramento. This award is given annually to community coalition or collaborative who is building community infrastructure that supports youth and community and is bringing human resources to their community.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Karen Pittman Given Spirit of Service Award at Conference Held in Baltimore

On November 16, The Healthy Teen network held their 28th annual conference where Karen received a Spirit of Service Award in honor of her "dedication and leadership in the field of adolescent pregnancy, parenting and prevention."

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007