High-quality preschool is the gift that keeps on giving. At least that’s what Nobel Prize-winning economist Jim Heckman’s research shows. The IQ scores of the 123 low-income children who attended Perry Preschool in Ypsilanti, Mich., did not improve significantly as was hoped.
The Forum's Senior Director of Field Services Larry Pasti reflects on how to select and effectively implement new programs and strategies in a Youth Today blog post.
The Opportunity Index is an annual report developed by Opportunity Nation, a campaign of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Child Trends. The Index provides data that show what opportunity looks like in the United States. Take a look at this video for highlights from the release of the latest Index. Please share this information with others.
This episode of Grow Kinder features Karen Pittman, an award-winning sociologist who has dedicated her career to starting organizations and initiatives that promote youth development.
The 2019 Landscape: What Do New Governors and Legislation Mean for State Children’s Cabinets So Far?
In January 2019, on the heels of gubernatorial elections, twenty new governors assumed office in states across the country, bringing with them new policies, priorities, and people. One critical and under-recognized area of impact? State-level children’s coordinating bodies--often known as children’s cabinets--which bring together state and sometimes private agencies whose work promotes the wellbeing of children and youth. Moreover, some state legislatures have recently taken action on children’s cabinets. Half a year into these new administrations, where do states stand?
Welcome to all the newest members of the Local Children’s Cabinet Network! This national network of community leaders is working to improve the coordination of local child- and youth-serving agencies and initiatives through “children’s cabinets” or equivalent policy coordinating bodies. We are delighted to be working with you!