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Ready By 21® National Partner Profiles and Commitments

The six partners who in 2007 made formal commitments to work with the Forum to advance the Ready by 21 Challenge represent the education, government, nonprofit, business and community philanthropy sectors. Each was chosen because they had pledged to do business differently and sought out the Forum to help in some way.

Publishing Date: 
February 27, 2008

Ready by 21 FAQ

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Ready by 21 and the Ready by 21 Challenge.

Publishing Date: 
February 26, 2008

Ready by 21 Challenge National Launch Event Speaker Biographies

Attached are speaker biographies for the Ready by 21 Challenge National Launch Event on February 27, 2008.

Publishing Date: 
February 26, 2008

Media Advisory: National Launch of Ready by 21 Initiative: Changing the Odds for Children and Youth

Washington DC -- On February 27th, Former Congressman Dick Gephardt, Former Governor Tom Ridge and United Way of America President Brian Gallagher will join Forum for Youth Investment co-founders Karen Pittman and Merita Irby to kick-off the national phase of the Forum’s Ready by 21™ Challenge.   The Ready by 21™ Challenge calls on states and c

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February 15, 2008

Ready by 21 National Launch Press Release

The Forum for Youth Investment issues Ready by 21® Challenge to change the odds for youth by changing the way we do business.

Former Congressman Dick Gephardt and former Governor Tom Ridge join the Forum and national partners to move the Ready by 21 Challenge across the country – reaching communities in all 50 states over the next 5 years.

Publishing Date: 
February 27, 2008

Working for Change Forum

Thaddeus Ferber (Forum for Youth Investment), Sally Prouty (The Corps Network) and Linda Harris (Center for Law and Social Policy) presented about the Campaign for Youth at Working for Change: a monthly policy briefing to develop a consensus economic mobility agenda for low-wage workers.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007

Oregon Commission's Strategic Planning Retreat

Karen Pittman and Elizabeth Gaines travelled to Salem, Oregon for a strategic planning retreat with the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, the largest umbrella advocacy group for children and families in Oregon.

Publishing Date: 
December 12, 2007