Forum for Youth Investment

Ready by 21 Webinar- Advocacy and Communications- Summary and Resources

Effective leadership for changing the odds for children and youth requires motivating a number of distinct groups to act. It is essential for leaders to develop an aligned and focused advocacy and communications strategy that articulates and builds demand for changing the odds for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
June 30, 2009

Webinar: Introduction to the Ready by 21 Challenge - Summary and Resources

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: 
June 3, 2009

Site Lead Conference Call (April 2009)

This power point contains updates from Quality Counts sites.  This "occassional" conference call is for site leads to check-in, share updates and challenges, and discuss progress towards sustainability with each other and Forum/Center staff. 

Publishing Date: 
May 4, 2009

Out of School Time Policy Commentary #14: "After School Grows Up: Helping Teens Prepare for the Future"

This commentary takes readers on a cross-country tour of after-school innovation – from northern and southern California to Chicago, New York and New Hampshire. In On the Ground we describe two very different school-based models in California.

Publishing Date: 
April 2, 2009

Surveying Youth Workers

This cross-site conference call was intended for sites interested in surveying youth workers about workforce issues.  The call featured findings from surveys recently conducted in Iowa and Tulsa, OK and included a discussion about using data for planning and advocacy purposes.  
Publishing Date: 
March 2, 2009