2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting Videos

In 2019, over 650 leaders convened April 23-25 in Seattle, Washington for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting. Participants heard strategies, research and stories about partnering for better impact, aligning policies, improving program quality and performance, and embracing readiness in the pursuit of equity. Below, you’ll find videos for all of the keynote and plenary sessions.

Opening Plenary, April 24th:
Moving Towards Equity

Michael Lamb, Executive Director, Washington, D.C., Turnaround for Children
Karen Pittman, President & CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment
Hal Smith, Senior Vice President for Education, Youth Development and Health, National Urban League

Afternoon Plenary, April 24th:
Building Adult Capacity and Commitment to Teach, Reach, Lead

Camille Farrington, Senior Research Associate, UChicago Consortium on School Research
Steve Fleischman, Partner, Change Dynamics, LLC
Valerie Kinloch, Dean of the School of Education and Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Raymond, Principal, JPR Consulting

Morning Plenary, April 25th:
Advocating and Mobilizing for More & Better Learning Opportunities: A Conversation with Youth & Adult Champions

Hillary Salmons, Executive Director, Providence After School Alliance
Terikka Faciane, Parent Advocate
John Levi, Community Advocate, Tacoma Urban League
Hikma Sherka, Youth Advocate

Luncheon Keynote, April 25th:
Blurring the Lines: Being Allies in the Pursuit of Readiness, Equity & Quality

Karen Pittman, President & CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment