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!


The Ready by 21 Challenge

Communities Start Their Ready by 21 Challenges

The Forum continues to help more communities implement Ready by 21 tools. Last month, four new communities kicked off the Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 Challenge – a six-month technical assistance project aimed at improving youth transitions to adulthood.

Publishing Date: 
May 19, 2011

The Ready by 21 Credentialed by 26 Challenge

More and more communities are dipping into the Ready by 21 waters: The Ready by 21 Partnership has selected partnerships in four communities – Montgomery County, Md.; Broward County, Fla.; El Dorado County, Calif.; and Sonoma County, Calif. – to participate in the Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 Challenge.

Publishing Date: 
March 16, 2011

Ready by 21 Case Study: Massachusetts

This is a story about how a statewide team created a shared set of desired outcomes for youth. These outcomes form the basis of an action plan for the state of Massachusetts, focused on translating the vision into reality. The Forum for Youth Investment – using the Ready by 21® set of strategies – guided the creation of the outcomes and action plan.

Publishing Date: 
February 17, 2011

Five Virginia Communities Win Bid to Help Improve Youth Services

Goal is to get all youth “Ready by 21”

Contact: Emily Jensen
Forum for Youth Investment
(202) 207-3717

Publishing Date: 
February 16, 2011

BigTent Conference - Presentations Now Available!

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The BigTent Conference featured three days of sharing strategies, philosophies, and tools to advance the health and well-being of families and children, with inspiring speakers, 150+ practical workshops, and celebratory community building. Presentations now available!

Publishing Date: 
October 22, 2010

Ready by 21: Presentation at the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting


Nearly 50 grantmakers and foundation leaders from throughout the Southeast attended a workshop titled The Big Picture:
Using Small Strategic Grants to Increase Capacity for Change
at the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama on November 11, 2010. 

Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2010

Ready by 21 Webinar- Introduction to the Ready by 21 Strategy- July 21- 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

Ready by 21 is a strategy that helps communities improve the odds that all youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 meets leaders where they are, challenges them to think and work differently, and helps them progress further and faster to deliver results for youth.

Publishing Date: 
May 12, 2010

Ready by 21 Webinar- Defining Readiness- June 29, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT

This webinar will provide a basic overview of definitions of readiness, research on the number and percentages of youth who are 'ready', connections between individual indicators and overall readiness, and research on the types of supports youth need in order to be ready.

Publishing Date: 
May 12, 2010