Forum for Youth Investment
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.
The Forum assembled Children's Cabinets and Youth Councils in New Orleans and gave these groups a chance to interact with each other. Also this month, the latest Next Generation Youth Work Coalition Bulletin came out with updates on the work being done to support communications and development for youth workers.
In July 2002, the Forum merged with Community IMPACT!
In this issue of Forum Focus, we focus on what researchers and policy makers are doing to help governments take stock of their efforts to make sure that every young person is “Ready by 21” – ready for work, ready for college, ready for life.
In this first issue of Forum Focus, we summarize emerging research and practical evidence that quality matters and push forward to ask the questions: Is quality measurable? Is it malleable? We bring a youth-centered lens to our review, looking for examples that define quality from the perspective of what young people need to heal, grow and contribute.
In this issue, we explore how community partnerships to support formal learning and development matter and how they can be created and sustained.
On July 15, Karen Pittman, facilitated an interactive presentation on Ready by 21® at the Shared Youth Vision Pre-Conference. This pre-conference session preceded the Workforce Innovations that took place throughout the week in New Orleans.
See slightly adapted versions of the Forum's landscape mapping survey tool used by Columbus and Iowa. Rhode Island also adapted the landscape mapping survey as well as incorporating workforce development questions into the survey.