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Forum Flash: October 2011

OST Program Quality Measures, New Ready by 21 Presentation, Advancing Collective Impact

Publishing Date: 
October 21, 2011

Ready by 21

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Broader Partnerships 101 Webinar, October 25, 2011, 3 PM ET

Partnerships and collaborations can take many forms. Whatever the scale of the partnership, effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.

Publishing Date: 
October 11, 2011

How Quality Assessment Makes a Difference

Every wonder how a thorough quality improvement process in out-of-school time programming works and what it would achieve?

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

Enhanced Youth Data will Focus Community Efforts

Ready by 21 leaders in Northern Kentucky are benefiting from new data about their young people that is literally one-of-a-kind. Last year, the Ready by 21 National Partnership chose Northern Kentucky as the pilot site for the enhanced Gallup Student Poll, which enables communities to look specifically at the hope, engagement and well-being of youth.

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

Federal Funds Bending toward More Flexibility

Last month the Forum hosted a meeting with officials from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to discuss barriers to collaborative work for disconnected youth and explore possible solutions as detailed in Recommendations for Administrative Flexibility: Supporting Interagency Efforts to Reconnect Disconnected Youth.

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.

Publishing Date: 
January 22, 2014