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Strategic Planning and Priority Setting

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

Massachusetts Statewide Action Plan

The Forum for Youth Investment facilitated a Ready by 21 approach over the course of three retreats with the Massachusetts Action Planning Team made up of over 100 members.  The Action Planning Team (APT) was convened and supported by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.  Made up of stakeholders ac

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

Ohio Children's Cabinet Action Plan

Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) has developed a comprehensive action plan to  align and coordinate data and resources for children and youth with the long term goal of improving outcomes over a range of areas, e.g. increase post-secondary education attainment and quality of life for families. OCCF is statutorily defined as the Governor’s Cabinet for children and families.

Publishing Date: 
November 9, 2009

Ready by 21 Quality Counts Sites Reflect on the First Year

On December 4-5, teams gathered in Washington DC from across the 13 Quality Counts sites to reflect on progress made during the first year of the initiative and to fine-tune their work plans for the coming year. It was an energizing meeting that showcased a rich variety of local and state strategies and underscored the value of the peer learning and networking that under girds Ready by 21.

Publishing Date: 
December 10, 2008

Indiana: Ready by 21® - Council for Youth Development, Columbus, IN

Summary of Columbus, IN, Ready by 21® strategic planning process and how youth are: Learning, Working, Thriving, Connecting, Contributing.

(NOTE: Print back to back on 8 1/2 x 11" paper for best reading results,)

Publishing Date: 
July 31, 2006

Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan, 2007-2010

This plan focuses on Ready by 21®, a youth development initiative designed by the Forum for Youth Investment, this plan links together efforts of multiple youth-serving agencies across systems, issues, age groups, and settings.

Publishing Date: 
November 8, 2007

Bartholomew County, IN Council for Youth Development Overview

The Council for Youth Development is a local coalition, supported by a successful, nationally-recognized program.  The Council includes our school systems, youth-serving agencies, government, United Way and scores of agencies dedicated to helping prepare our children to be healthy, successful members of society.

Publishing Date: 
August 8, 2007

Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010

Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.

Publishing Date: 
June 6, 2007