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!


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Energizing a Children’s Cabinet in Time of Change

How do you continue the work of a children's cabinet when your state gets a new governor? Florida handled that challenge by reinvigorating its Children and Youth Cabinet with a full-day retreat.

Publishing Date: 
July 22, 2011

Don’t Stop Collaborating – Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives

Many states and communities have multiple task forces, partnerships and councils working on overlapping youth issues, from bullying to pregnancy to dropouts. This policy brief calls attention to the problem of collaboration overload, and suggests ways to tackle it. Check out these tips for working collaboratively without creating redundancy.

Publishing Date: 
January 6, 2011

Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale

The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2010

Changing the Odds: Virginia Youth Development Conference

January 24, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
Publishing Date: 
January 25, 2019

Reserve Your Spot at the 8th Annual 2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting!

Spaces are starting to fill up for the Ready by 21 National Meeting in Seattle, Washington on April 23-25, 2019.
Publishing Date: 
April 23, 2019

Collective Impact Learning Lab - Ready by 21 version: Tools & Techniques for Achieving Results

March 26-27, 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland
Please join us for a practical, hands-on two-day workshop and coaching session designed for backbone leaders, steering committee members and other partners actively involved in community change efforts focused on children & youth.
Publishing Date: 
March 26, 2019

Just Released: the Metro-Level Opportunity Index

The Forum's Opportunity Nation, along with its research partner, Child Trends, recently released a pilot Metro-Level Opportunity Index, a modified version of the annual Opportunity Index focused on the nation's metro areas.
Publishing Date: 
January 11, 2019