Forum for Youth Investment

Forum Focus: A Portfolio Approach to Youth Policy

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.

Publishing Date: 
November 14, 2003

Forum Focus: Quality Counts

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.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2003

Forum Focus: Community Partnerships for Learning: Blurring the Lines

In this issue, we explore how community partnerships to support formal learning and development matter and how they can be created and sustained.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2003

Ready by 21® as Part of a Shared Youth Vision

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.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2008

Landscape Mapping Surveys

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.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2008

Youth Today: Let's Make Youth Work a Field

By Karen Pittman, September/October 1992

There is an unprecedented opportunity to move a national youth agenda that has development, rather than deterrence, as it’s base. Frustration with two decades of fragmented policies and programs aimed at reducing youth problems has peaked. I sense a willingness, even an eagerness, to embrace a new philosophy.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 1992