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Report: Busting Myths About State Funding

How can federal agencies help governors, mayors and other local leaders craft innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges, even in an era of flat or declining funding?

Publishing Date: 
July 5, 2017

Ensuring Youth Success in Fairfax County, Virginia

How can a community make sure all its young people are safe, healthy and high achieving? By breaking down traditional boundaries and siloes, and pulling together to plan and deliver high-quality services. Fairfax County school, government and community leaders meet regularly as the Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT) to set county-wide goals and priorities.

Publishing Date: 
June 19, 2017

Karen Pittman Reflects on the Opportunity Youth Movement with YouthBuild CEO John Valverde

In a truly moving conversation, the Forum's CEO and co-founder Karen Pittman recently sat down with newly appointed YouthBuild CEO John Valverde and discussed Valverde's personal journey, the importance of trauma-informed support for opportunity youth, and the critical role of love in the YouthBuild work with young people.

Publishing Date: 
June 17, 2017

Thought Leader Roundtable: Reflections on the Opportunity Youth Movement

June 7, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To register click here.

Publishing Date: 
June 7, 2017

Oregon Community Foundation Brief Highlights the Weikart Center YPQI Model

A new report highlights the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's Youth Program Quality Intervention model and summarizes the initial findings from the ongoing evaluation of the K-12 Student Success: Out-of-School Time Initiative.
Among those findings was the following:
Publishing Date: 
May 18, 2017

2017 Child and Youth Policy Alignment Summit

2017 Child and Youth Policy Alignment Summit

June 14 – 15, 2017


Publishing Date: 
June 1, 2017

Changing the Odds for Youth: Creating Opportunities that Really Matter

by Karen Pittman

CEO and Co-Founder

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2017

The SEL Challenge Enters Its Next Phase

Publishing Date: 
April 20, 2017