Ready by 21 Key Ideas

New Poll will Measure Hope, Engagement and Well-Being of Youth

Every community wants to know about the hope, engagement and well-being of its youth, and Northern Kentucky is about to learn a lot more thanks to one of the Ready by 21 National Partners. The Northern Kentucky Education Council was selected to coordinate the national pilot test of the Enhanced Gallup Student Poll (GSPi), which Gallup developed with support from the Forum.

Publishing Date: 
January 20, 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: Results-Based Planning for Communities Presentation

This interactive session provided an overview of the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) approach to measuring and improving the performance of organizations and community quality-of-life in a way that aligns with the Ready by 21 strategies.

Publishing Date: 
October 22, 2010

Ready by 21 Webinar--Dashboards--Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

All communities need a way to consider their broad goals for children and youth, as well as the specific areas of focus or need. Dashboards are a handy, user-friendly tool that can assist leaders with this difficult task. Come learn more about specific examples and ways to apply this tool to your work to improve the outcomes for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
September 13, 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

Bring Precision to Your Passion: A Quick Overview of the Ready by 21 Approach to Data-Driven Decision-Making

Every community and state has dedicated leaders who have taken on the critical task of bringing diverse people and disparate efforts together in order to transform their community or state into a wonderful place to grow up.

Publishing Date: 
February 24, 2010

Ready by 21 Webinar- Introduction to the Ready by 21 Challenge- February 2010

Ready by 21 isn’t a program or a campaign or even an initiative. It is a challenge to all who care about children and youth to think differently – to learn a different way to approach all of the tasks associated with trying to manage, make or measure change at any level from the classroom to the capitol – so that they can act differently.

Publishing Date: 
January 25, 2010