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Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville Webinar, December 13, 2011, 3 PM ET

Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.

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November 21, 2011

Youth Programs Can be Creative and Accountable

Program leaders often face a tension between instilling accountability strategies to encourage rigorous practice, while also fostering an atmosphere where creativity and risk-taking thrive.

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November 17, 2011

A New Way to Fund Social Programs?

Could Social Impact Bonds - where private investors fund social programs up front and get returns based on their success - change how we fund youth and family services in the United States? The White House recently partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to discuss the possibilities.

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November 17, 2011

Seeking Clarity on Expanded Learning

Anyone who collaborates with schools on out-of-school time programs should watch what happens in Washington with Waiver 11.

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November 17, 2011

Forum Flash: November 2011

Youth Organizing for Change, Creative Youth Programs and Lessons from Penn State

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November 17, 2011

Youth Organizing for Education Change

Should young people be considered actors in school change, or simply the recipients of changed schools? Growing evidence and our own experience in the field suggest the former. Youth-led efforts to create change in schools, districts and education policy are on the rise.
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November 15, 2011

Ready Partners: November 3, 2011

This weeks Ready Partners announces the launch of the Ready by 21 Leader Network and explores ways to involve your community in changing the outcomes for children and youth.

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November 11, 2011

Ready Partners: November 3, 2011

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November 11, 2011