Forum for Youth Investment

Corporate Voices for Working Families Workforce Readiness Principles

The Workforce Readiness Principles lays out the workforce readiness challenge and proposes solutions that implicate business as a key partner in strengthening supports for young people, in-school and out.

Publishing Date: 
October 1, 2008

Austin Youth Service Mapping

Austin's Youth Services Mapping System is now being developed and all agencies will be asked to create their profile next spring.

Publishing Date: 
August 12, 2008

Creating Lasting Solutions for Success in Louisville

Across the country, too few youth leave high school ready for success. Community statistics and conditions vary, but there is no community across the country that is doing well enough by its children and youth. There is a need to do more. More to the point, there is a need to do better – to make bolder commitments, to create broader ownership and partnerships, to ensure greater returns on public and private investments.

The Forum for Youth Investment convened a group of key stakeholders in Louisville, KY at the Neighborhood House in an effort to assist these community and state leaders with aligning their youth efforts into a big picture framework.

Publishing Date: 
September 18, 2008

Developing a City-Wide Youth Director Position

This memo was originally drafted for the city Sacramento Mayor's Commission to assist them in developing a city-wide youth director position. The memo summarizes interviews with five cities with similar structures as well as recommendations on creating and sustaining such a position.
Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2008

Forum Flash: July 9, 2008

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.

Publishing Date: 
July 9, 2008

Forum Flash: August 14, 2008

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.

Publishing Date: 
August 14, 2008