This week, we are excited to announce the publication of the latest volume in IAP’s Current Issues in Out-of-School Time (OST) series, which I co-edited with Tom Akiva of the University of Pittsburgh. It Takes an Ecosystem explores the idea and potential of the Allied Youth Fields—an aspirational term that suggests increased connection across the multiple systems in which adults engage with young people. The chapters in this book provide ideas, tools, examples, and visions for a more connected, more equitable world for young people and the adults in their lives. If you’re eager to read it, copies are now available for purchase. Over the next few months, we’ll highlight particular chapters and themes, and let you know about webinars and other events that will be taking place to further the conversations about cultivating healthy learning and development ecosystems that support young people to thrive. Be sure to also check out the Changing the Odds Medium page today for the launch of a new blog series by the Readiness Projects featuring the book’s authors.
We are continuing to add to our team! Check out our job openings page to see the latest opportunities on the Weikart Center team and across the Forum. We are currently looking for two administrative assistants to join the Weikart Center team to support the range of logistics that happen behind the scenes to support our partners with high quality tools, resources, and training opportunities. We are also looking for an Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications to join the Forum’s executive leadership team. The new Strategic Communications EVP will play a critical role in supporting the development and dissemination of the Forum’s strategic plan and will be building processes that help us advance external and internal communications. Please share these opportunities with your networks! Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful day,
Kimberly H. Robinson, Ph.D. | (she, her, hers)
Managing Director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Executive Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment