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Goal is to get all youth “Ready by 21”
Contact: Emily Jensen
Forum for Youth Investment
This webinar will focus on the transition to adulthood and in particular, the importance of postsecondary completion as a critical goal for communities to focus on.
Here's one way the Forum is reaching out to new partners in the field: On Jan. 11, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) National Partnership met with Karen Pittman and Rob Schamberg from the Forum, and Bryan Joffe of the American Association of School Administrators, to explore using Ready by 21 as a frame to guide the Partnership’s efforts. More conversations will follow.
Completing college with credentials that mean something in the workforce is critical to success in work and life. As part of the Forum’s focus on postsecondary success, SparkAction.org’s Shané Gooding attended this Mobilize.org youth summit, where community college students from across North Carolina discussed the main barriers they face and how to address them.
Once again, young people are bearing the brunt of our failure to monitor effectively the institutions they go to for help. You only need to read one story about students amassing huge college debt, which some will never repay, to believe that something has to be done, now....
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.