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This inspiring 12-minute video documents how the Georgetown Divide, a small community in the Sierra foothills of Northern California has embraced a positive youth development approach across the settings where youth spend time and has anchored that commitment through widespread use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment.
The Forum’s America's Youth Councils Network is working with a coalition of national organizations to advocate for the creation of a National Youth Council. On June 30th, coalition members had a West Wing sit-down with Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, to discuss their vision for ways to incorporate youth voice into federal policymaking.
On June 30, the Forum convened the Children's Cabinet Network in Washington, DC to meet with federal policymakers about improving coordination between state and national youth policy.
On August 3-4, the Forum offered a Ready by 21 Institute in Washington, D.C. The training’s main objective was to expand participants’ understanding of the rationale and thinking behind the Ready by 21 strategies and increase the knowledge base on the research behind Ready by 21, as well as the practical and conceptual tools that help to convey it.
On August 25, Karen Pittman will be a featured panelist at a summit hosted by Gallup, a Ready by 21 National Partner, and Phi Delta Kappa International, the world’s premier professional association for educators. "School of Thought: Data-Driven Insights to Inform Education Policy" will share new research and insights on the current state of American education.
Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Ready by 21 National Partner, held their Annual Meeting for corporate members and partners May 5 – 6, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Ready by 21 was highlighted through handouts, a survey and Ready by 21 Networking Tables and a Ready by 21 Panel.
An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs