Data Tools

Indiana: Council for Youth Development - Report to the Community 2006 - 2007

The Council for Youth Development has its ultimate goal that every child in the county be Ready by 21—ready for learning, ready for work, ready for life. This annual report to the community is intended to open community dialogue which will result in increased focus on positive youth development in Bartholomew County.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006

Colorado: Colorado Trails

Colorado Trails is the computer based application that State Child Welfare, State Child Care, Child Welfare in 64 Counties, and the Division of Youth Corrections use for case management. It is a statewide effort to automate services in Child Welfare and the Division of Youth Corrections.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2003

Maryland: Education - Student Surveys - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey

This bill will require the Maryland Departments of Education and Health to align and combine their surveys with the federal Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey, so that young people in Maryland take only one government survey for federal and state departments per year.

(SB9, MD, 2007)

Publishing Date: 
January 15, 2007

Youth Today: Celebrating Community Progress, Strengthening Community Potential

By Karen Pittman, July 2005

“Now is the time to reach out throughout America… to gather in the best lessons that are out there, to gather in the energy that is out there… to give inspiration to all communities.” These words, spoken by General Powell, kicked off a high visibility national competition to identify the “100 Best Communities for Children and Youth.”

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005

Forum Focus: Education Pipeline

While the nation’s public systems continue to fall short of delivering equitable educational supports to children and youth, youth workers have spent the last several decades insulating and, in some cases, patching the leaks in the “education pipeline”– a term describing the route students follow from early childhood through post-secondary education.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2004

Ready by 21® Indicators: Initial Recommendations to Maryland

Across the country, states are working to develop indicators that present a full picture of the lives of young people, monitoring both problems they hope to help young people avoid, and positive strengths they hope to help young people build.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2002

YOUTH COUNT: Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

The Forum for Youth Investment is pleased to announce the release of YOUTH COUNT: Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues. Inspired by the 2004 Kids Count Databook essay, "Moving Youth From Risk to Opportunity," this new report highlights the history of data collection, challenges, and innovative strategies of 12 Annie E.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005

Blurring the Lines for Learning: Youth and Community centered Responses to the Challenges of High School Reform

Summer is the time to "blur the lines" for learning. As the newest member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Karen Pittman used July to take the Forum's message about the need for strong community learning partnerships on the road.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005