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Karen Pittman

Ready Thoughts: September 2012

Collective Impact and Opportunity Youth: Movements at the Crossroads

By Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment

Publishing Date: 
September 6, 2012

Ready Thoughts: April 2012

Ready Thoughts: A Home Run for Quality Improvement

Publishing Date: 
April 6, 2012

Ready Thoughts: February 2012

Ready Thoughts: The Power of One

Publishing Date: 
February 24, 2012

Karen Pittman's blog: Can an Hour a Day Keep the F's Away?

Anyone who has kids knows that 5-year-olds get up earlier than 15-year-olds. Still, many schools ignore that basic reality: Bus schedules often have sleepy teens on the corner as early as 6 a.m. to start classes between 7 and 8 a.m.

Publishing Date: 
August 9, 2011

Youth Today: Let’s Help Youth Who Are in Doubt and in Debt

Once again, young people are bearing the brunt of our failure to monitor effectively the institutions they go to for help. You only need to read one story about students amassing huge college debt, which some will never repay, to believe that something has to be done, now....

Publishing Date: 
January 20, 2011

Forum Flash - November 17, 2010

November is in full swing and so is the Forum's mission that all young people be Ready by 21 - ready for college, work and life. Take a look at how Ready by 21 is already making an impact in the southeast with presentations from the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama.

Publishing Date: 
November 18, 2010

Youth Today: 'Hope Springs Eternal,' according to Gallup Poll

It is one thing for the poet Alexander Pope to suggest that “hope springs eternal in the human breast.” It is another for the leading pollsters to prove it.

In this article, Pittman looks at the recent results of the Gallup Student Poll.

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2010