We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


The Big Picture Approach

America's Promise Alliance “Featured Communities Action Forum”

On September 9, Karen Pittman, Merita Irby, Nicole Yohalem, Nalini Ravindranath and Blake Dohrn attended the America's Promise Alliance Featured Communities Action Forum.

Publishing Date: 
September 17, 2008

Ready by 21 Presentation at United for Children Event

On Thursday, May 28th, Karen Pittman spoke to an audience of 200 community and business leaders at the United for Children event in Boston. Karen presented the Ready by 21 framework and spoke of the importance of using a big picture approach to align resources for children and youth, a message that echoed Mayor Memnino’s welcome remarks that called for integration.

Publishing Date: 
May 29, 2008

Indiana: Ready by 21® - Council for Youth Development, Columbus, IN

Summary of Columbus, IN, Ready by 21® strategic planning process and how youth are: Learning, Working, Thriving, Connecting, Contributing.

(NOTE: Print back to back on 8 1/2 x 11" paper for best reading results,)

Publishing Date: 
July 31, 2006

Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan, 2007-2010

This plan focuses on Ready by 21®, a youth development initiative designed by the Forum for Youth Investment, this plan links together efforts of multiple youth-serving agencies across systems, issues, age groups, and settings.

Publishing Date: 
November 8, 2007

Introduction to the Ready by 21 Challenge Webinar

Ready by 21 isn't a program or a campaign or even an initiative. It is a challenge to all who care about children and youth to learn a different approach to the tasks associated with trying to manage, make or measure change at any level from the classroom to the capitol.

Publishing Date: 
April 17, 2008

Ready by 21 FAQ

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Ready by 21 and the Ready by 21 Challenge.

Publishing Date: 
February 26, 2008

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