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!


Stakeholder Involvement

Blog: Want More Kids to Be Ready? Help them Name and Appreciate the Skills They Already Have

Lots of people are talking about the importance of ensuring that students have social and emotional skills (SEL) needed to be college and career ready.  Too often, however, the focus is on what it takes to teach young people these skills.

Publishing Date: 
August 14, 2017

You're Invited: Business and Education Partnerships Webinar, October 7, 2010; 2p.m.-3p.m. EST

Business leaders and educators must create meaningful, successful, and long lasting partnerships to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life. Collaboration between business and education can ensure that students graduate high school equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace, post-secondary education and life.

Publishing Date: 
September 28, 2010

Youth Today: Taking Risks for Transition-Age Youth

On any given day, scores of young people with limited individual and social capital are simultaneously struggling to exit some systems and enter others: foster care, residential treatment centers, higher education, mental health programs, gainful employment.

Publishing Date: 
June 2, 2009

Our Products and Services

The Forum for Youth Investment provides products and services to help leaders improve partnerships, policies and practices for young people. These products and services are based on best practices in youth development and on our experience working with dozens of communities around the country since our founding in 1998.

Creating Lasting Solutions for Success in Louisville

Across the country, too few youth leave high school ready for success. Community statistics and conditions vary, but there is no community across the country that is doing well enough by its children and youth. There is a need to do more. More to the point, there is a need to do better – to make bolder commitments, to create broader ownership and partnerships, to ensure greater returns on public and private investments.

The Forum for Youth Investment convened a group of key stakeholders in Louisville, KY at the Neighborhood House in an effort to assist these community and state leaders with aligning their youth efforts into a big picture framework.

Publishing Date: 
September 18, 2008

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

NCSL Highlights Youth at Annual Meeting

On July 24 at the New Orleans Convention Center, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held a session for 150 legislators entitled ‘Investing in Our Future: The Status of America’s Youth’. Panelists included Elizabeth Gaines of the Forum, Senator Appel of Iowa, Representative Roberts of Colorado and Representative Walker of Connecticut.

Publishing Date: 
August 7, 2008

Washington: Legislative Youth Advisory Council

This youth council was formed to examine issues of importance to youth, such as: education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, emotional and physical health, foster care, poverty, homelessness, and youth access to services.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2004