Ready by 21 The Challenge: Key Ideas

This is a guide to the key ideas behind the Ready by 21 Challenge:

The Dilemma. Too few young people are entering adulthood ready and our collective efforts to make a difference are far too fragmented to have a big impact.

The Solution. Changing the way we do business means that we need to throw out old assumptions about how change happens and engage youth and adult change makers with the ideas, resources and tools that help them

Think Differently…learn to focus and prioritize differently using a Big Picture Approach, so that together they can

Act Differently…set bigger goals, use bolder strategies and be better partners, within an overall Blueprint for Action.

The Delivery System. Partners, places and products are key to the five year plan of creating a critical mass of youth and adult leaders in every state across the country. Leaders have many opportunities for getting started in taking up the Ready by 21 Challenge.