We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


Forum for Youth Investment

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

Forum Trains National/Local Leaders in Iowa on Ready by 21

On October 30-31, Merita Irby and Senior Fellow Karen Finn led a Ready by 21 Training in Des Moines, Iowa. The training included a wide range of stakeholders and leaders trying to improve the odds for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
November 10, 2008

Ensuring Young People are Ready by 21

Earlier this, year Donna Klein and Karen Pittman issued an op-ed entitled "Ensuring Young People are Ready by 21."
Publishing Date: 
October 1, 2008

The Role of Business in Ready by 21 Webinar

Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF), a Ready by 21 National Partner, and the Forum co-hosted a Ready by 21 webinar focused on the role of business in supporting youth development.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2008

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

Iowa Drop-out Summit Power Point

The Forum, along with Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development, co-sponsored Governor Culver's dropout prevention summit aimed at creating urgency and developing action plans to respond to the dropout crisis of minority youth in 15 Iowa communities.

Publishing Date: 
January 1, 2007