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!


Programs and Services

Ready by 21 Webinar- Assessing and Improving Youth Program Quality- November 12, 3:00-4:00 pm

As the youth development and out-of-school time fields expand and mature, practitioners, policy makers and researchers are increasingly rallying around the importance of assessing and improving program quality. A range of tools is now available to support these efforts.

Publishing Date: 
October 16, 2009

Youth Today: Taking Risks for Transition-Age Youth

On any given day, scores of young people with limited individual and social capital are simultaneously struggling to exit some systems and enter others: foster care, residential treatment centers, higher education, mental health programs, gainful employment.

Publishing Date: 
June 2, 2009

Federal Programs & Youth Workers: Opportunities to Strengthen Our Workforce

Policymakers increasingly view youth development and after-school programs as solutions to a host of problems confronting youth, communities and our country overall. Yet, funds for these programs as a whole are scarce and when resources are devoted to training or workforce development, they appear to be included as afterthoughts or minor priorities.

Publishing Date: 
January 30, 2009

Forum Crosses The Bridge From School to Afterschool and Back

On October 20-21, Nicole Yohalem presented four workshops at The Bridge From School to Afterschool and Back Conference, sponsored by School's Out Washington. Nicole's sessions focused on Assessing and Improving Youth Program Quality.

Publishing Date: 
October 28, 2008

Ensuring Young People are Ready by 21

Earlier this, year Donna Klein and Karen Pittman issued an op-ed entitled "Ensuring Young People are Ready by 21."
Publishing Date: 
October 1, 2008

The Role of Business in Ready by 21 Webinar

Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF), a Ready by 21 National Partner, and the Forum co-hosted a Ready by 21 webinar focused on the role of business in supporting youth development.

Publishing Date: 
September 1, 2008

Austin Youth Service Mapping

Austin's Youth Services Mapping System is now being developed and all agencies will be asked to create their profile next spring.

Publishing Date: 
August 12, 2008

Developing a City-Wide Youth Director Position

This memo was originally drafted for the city Sacramento Mayor's Commission to assist them in developing a city-wide youth director position. The memo summarizes interviews with five cities with similar structures as well as recommendations on creating and sustaining such a position.
Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2008