Merita Irby

A Primer on Creating Effective Youth Panels

Three times in the past year and a half, the staff of the Forum for Youth Investment has had the opportunity to organize and facilitate panel presentations in which young people bring their voices to bear on the struggle of school reform.

Publishing Date: 
November 1, 2000

Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?

This paper summarizes several major shifts that have occurred in the past 15 to 20 years in what researchers, policy makers and practitioners think about what young people need, what they get and where they get it.

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2003

Unfinished Business: Further Reflections on a Decade of Promoting Youth Development

This is the paper that got the Forum started when we were still a part of the International Youth Foundation-US. It articulates the vision of youth policies that incorporate youth development principles and operate under a coordinated framework.

Publishing Date: 
January 1, 2002