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How Quality Assessment Makes a Difference

Every wonder how a thorough quality improvement process in out-of-school time programming works and what it would achieve?

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

Enhanced Youth Data will Focus Community Efforts

Ready by 21 leaders in Northern Kentucky are benefiting from new data about their young people that is literally one-of-a-kind. Last year, the Ready by 21 National Partnership chose Northern Kentucky as the pilot site for the enhanced Gallup Student Poll, which enables communities to look specifically at the hope, engagement and well-being of youth.

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

Federal Funds Bending toward More Flexibility

Last month the Forum hosted a meeting with officials from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to discuss barriers to collaborative work for disconnected youth and explore possible solutions as detailed in Recommendations for Administrative Flexibility: Supporting Interagency Efforts to Reconnect Disconnected Youth.

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2011

From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.

Publishing Date: 
January 22, 2014

Forum Flash: September 2011

Flexible Federal Funds, More Youth Data, Quality Assessment Pays Off

Publishing Date: 
September 23, 2011

Ready Partners: September 9, 2011

Ready Partners: Summit on families, intermediary groups speak up, jobs for young people

Publishing Date: 
September 9, 2011

Forum Flash: August 2011

Improving Program Quality, Reaching Educators, Gathering all Stakeholders

Publishing Date: 
August 25, 2011