Press Release

Forum Developing Tool to Improve After-School Program Quality

Washington, D.C. – A new tool is on the way to help providers and funders improve the quality of out-of-school time services.

Publishing Date: 
July 22, 2011

AASA Awards Ready by 21 Peer Workgroup Mini-Grants

While many communities are interested in implementing Ready by 21® strategies, the economic climate makes it difficult to begin new initiatives. To kick-start such efforts, the American Association of School Administrators has awarded the Erlanger-Eslmere School District (KY) and the Bristol-Warren Regional School District (RI) with Ready by 21 Peer Workgroup Mini-grants. 


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January 5, 2011

Ready by 21 Looks to Atlanta Women's Leadership Group

On Dec. 10, the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta made Ready by 21 the focus of its annual "Coffee & Community" breakfast.

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December 16, 2010

Introducing SparkAction: For Children. For Youth. For Change.

SparkAction Logo: For children. For youth. For change.

SparkAction officially launched in June! The Forum is proud to be managing this collaborative effort for and by the child and youth field to mobilize a large, well-informed constituency to spark action for change.

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August 9, 2010

The Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Asset Building (Q&A) Challenge

An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs

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May 27, 2010

Ready by 21 and the Southeast Challenge

All young people need to be prepared to succeed in college, work and life. But in our country, only four out of ten are ready for a productive adulthood, and two in ten are in serious trouble.

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April 27, 2010

Karen Pittman Testifies on the Whole Child & ESEA Reauthorization

On Thursday, April 22nd, Karen Pittman participated in a roundtable discussion held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) titled “ESEA Reauthorization: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student.” The purpose of the hearing was to discuss ways that federal policy can support efforts to address the needs of the whole student, since students who are healthy, safe, and e

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April 22, 2010

The Forum and nFocus Software Partner to Bring Improved Accountability to Youth Development

The Ready by 21® Challenge calls on states and communities to change the odds for children and youth by changing the way they do business

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April 15, 2009