The Ready by 21 Challenge
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.
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.
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.
Goal is to get all youth “Ready by 21”
Contact: Emily Jensen
Forum for Youth Investment
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!
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.
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.
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.