Read up on what the site are up to, learn more about the Quality Counts in Grand Rapids and hear what the National Conference of State Legislatures had to say at the Fourth Youth Policy Institute. Review several presentations including, Quality Matters from Charles Smith and Deborah Craig, and see the newest issue of the Out-of-School me Policy Commentary.
Things are really taking off. Find out about the technical assistance sites have taken advantage of, read more about the work in Indianapolis, New York, Grand Rapids, Nashville and Oklahoma. Learn about a upcoming webinar for local United Ways and what United Way of America is doing. There's a new TA brief on engaging workgroups and look forward to several upcoming webinars and trainings.
Find out the technical assistance happening in the sites, get more insight into the work in Iowa and find out what United Way is doing to support Ready by 21. We also have resources for Dropout Prevention summits, a webinar on program quality and a new brief on engaging stakeholders.
As we reach the end of year one, be sure to mind the forest and trees when planning for next year. Read what's happening in Austin and a partner spotlight on Corporate Voices for Working Families. Also, see presentations from Grand Rapids and the Role of Business in Ready by 21 Webinar. Be sure to plan ahead for the Ready by 21 Institute in Iowa, a call on involving youth and more.
In the November issue, we look ahead to the site lead meeting in December. Get a partner update on the Search Institute, call notes on engaging youth in quality assessment and building quality improvement systems, tools from the Michigan Dropout Summit and new publications from the Forum. Also, find out about trainings from the Center for Youth Program Quality and McCoy in Indianapolis.
Change is coming. Not just to the White House, but to Ready by 21 communities across the country. Stay tuned for exciting updates on our Ready by 21 rollout plans in the next issue of Forum Flash. Also check out our 3 latest publications, a Michigan Dropout Summit and more!
Ready by 21 Webinar Series, Non-Profit of the Year Award and more!
The Forum is proud to revive the Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary; the first issue is focused on youth work practice and reivews studies that our broadening our knowledge. Karen Pittman's Youth Today column looks at what young people need to get through school rather than dropping out.