Forum for Youth Investment

YPQA in the Classroom

In this conference call, Quality Counts site, Georgetown Divide discussed how they have expanded the use of the YPQA tool into the regular school day.  They also discussed strategies to approach and get buy-in from school administrators and teachers engaged in the quality improvement work.

Publishing Date: 
September 11, 2009

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #15: Raising the Bar: Quality Improvement Systems for Youth Programs


In this commentary, we compile lessons learned about building quality improvement systems for OST programs, based on emerging research and increasing activity in the field. We also take readers to two places – the state of Michigan and the city of Chicago – where implementation of this model is underway with promising results.

Publishing Date: 
August 26, 2009

Ready by 21 Webinar: Aligning Policies and Funding- Summary and Resources

On August 12, the Forum for Youth Investment hosted a webinar on the topic of ‘Aligning Policies and Funding’. The session, part of the Ready by 21 Webinar Series, featured presenters from Austin, TX and the Finance Project, a member of the Ready by 21 National Partnership.

Publishing Date: 
July 14, 2009