The agenda for the 2020 conference (April 15 through 17) is shaping up well. We hope to post more information about our workshops and plenaries soon.  In the meantime, below are recordings of the plenary sessions  from 2019 to give you a flavor of the depth and range of content that you can expect if you join us in Louisville.

2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting Keynote and Plenary Session Videos

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


For videos of previous Ready by 21 National Meeting and other events, please visit our Youtube Channel!

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