We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


Strategic Plans/Action Agendas

New Poll will Measure Hope, Engagement and Well-Being of Youth

Every community wants to know about the hope, engagement and well-being of its youth, and Northern Kentucky is about to learn a lot more thanks to one of the Ready by 21 National Partners. The Northern Kentucky Education Council was selected to coordinate the national pilot test of the Enhanced Gallup Student Poll (GSPi), which Gallup developed with support from the Forum.

Publishing Date: 
January 20, 2011

BigTent Conference - Presentations Now Available!

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The BigTent Conference featured three days of sharing strategies, philosophies, and tools to advance the health and well-being of families and children, with inspiring speakers, 150+ practical workshops, and celebratory community building. Presentations now available!

Publishing Date: 
October 22, 2010

Ohio Children's Cabinet Action Plan

Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) has developed a comprehensive action plan to  align and coordinate data and resources for children and youth with the long term goal of improving outcomes over a range of areas, e.g. increase post-secondary education attainment and quality of life for families. OCCF is statutorily defined as the Governor’s Cabinet for children and families.

Publishing Date: 
November 9, 2009

Indiana: Ready by 21® - Council for Youth Development, Columbus, IN

Summary of Columbus, IN, Ready by 21® strategic planning process and how youth are: Learning, Working, Thriving, Connecting, Contributing.

(NOTE: Print back to back on 8 1/2 x 11" paper for best reading results,)

Publishing Date: 
July 31, 2006

Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan, 2007-2010

This plan focuses on Ready by 21®, a youth development initiative designed by the Forum for Youth Investment, this plan links together efforts of multiple youth-serving agencies across systems, issues, age groups, and settings.

Publishing Date: 
November 8, 2007

Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010

Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.

Publishing Date: 
June 6, 2007