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The nonprofit Forum for Youth Investment has formed a new affiliate to help communities achieve collective impact for young people.
While an increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality improvement a priority, addressing quality in a systemic way is complicated: It requires research, planning, building consensus, developing resources, managing new processes and sometimes redefining old relationships.
With various people and organizations playing unique roles in your community – focusing on particular issues, populations and geographic areas – someone needs to keep an eye on the big picture, connect the work of those groups and make sure there are no gaps. That’s why every successful Ready by 21 state or community has an overarching leadership council.
White House Opportunity: Help Shape Performance Partnership Pilots on Disconnected Youth Webinar Recording
Collective Impact and Opportunity Youth: Movements at the Crossroads
By Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment
That's the advice the Forum for Youth Investment gave the U.S. Department of Education as it sought input about effective practices and strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. The department's Request for Information also asked about legislative and regulatory barriers that inhibit states and localities from serving this population as well as they could.