Joel Tolman

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

The Five Core Elements of Youth-Centered High School Reform

Excerpted from New Directions in School Reform: Youth-Focused Strategies versus Youth-Centered Reform.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005

Close to Home: Rooting Learning in Community

Students in rural Maine turn an abandoned wastewater treatment plant into a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility, conducting serious scientific research and incubating businesses to revive an ailing local economy.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2003

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