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Advocacy and Communications

Ready by 21 Webinar- Advocacy and Communications- Summary and Resources

Effective leadership for changing the odds for children and youth requires motivating a number of distinct groups to act. It is essential for leaders to develop an aligned and focused advocacy and communications strategy that articulates and builds demand for changing the odds for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
June 30, 2009

Business Leadership: Supporting Youth Development and the Talent Pipeline

The Forum for Youth Investment has partnered with Corporate Voices for Working Families to support a Youth Transitions Task Force charged with identifying and promoting the corporate and public policies necessary to ensure that young people ages 14-21 have the opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in work and in life.

Publishing Date: 
February 15, 2007

Pennsylvania: Life as a Teenager - Graduation Gap

Every year in Pennsylvania, one out of five high school students fails to graduate. Of the 153,523 ninth graders who started high school in 2000-01, those not reaching graduation four years later (2003-04) totaled 33,349 or 21.7 percent - more than one in five students. Nationally, only 71 percent of ninth graders graduate four years later (National Education Summit on High Schools, NGA and Achieve, Inc., 2005).

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005

Bringing Principles into Policies: Taking the Youth Development Movement to the Statehouse

The challenge for the 1990s was to get youth development principles adopted into the mainstream discussions of what young people need, do and offer. The challenge for the next decade is to get these ideas embedded in public policy — not as new pieces of legislation, but as lenses and frames that guide policy analysis, prioritization and decision making.

Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2002

Audio Conference: Out-of-School Time: High School After-School and School Reform (9/21/2005)

On September 21, the Forum brought together several national experts to address key questions around the connections between the high school reform and after-school movements.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2005

Conference Call: What's Next for Child and Youth Advocacy?

On December 14, 2006, The Forum for Youth Investment, along with Voices for America's Children, Kids Count, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, hosted conference call for state child and youth advocates to discuss what the changing political landscape means for child and youth advocacy.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006