Readiness Projects Joint Publication Grounded in Science Findings
Thriving, Robust Equity, and Transformative Learning & Development is a new conceptualization of youth success that draws from more than 180 sources and makes an argument for new definitions to propel practice and policy that addresses educational and racial equity.
New Evidence Affirms Good Practice and Brings New Urgency
We now have powerful evidence that with the right context and right relationships, we can rewrite the script for opportunity, especially for youth and young adults experiencing adverse circumstances.
There’s an explosion of knowledge that both reinforces and reveals how young people learn and what they need to thrive. Emerging cross-discipline science findings validate what families and professionals have long known about the critical nature of relationships and learning conditions, and they also bring new urgency and evidence to our work.
Seminal and Recent Consensus-building Efforts Grounded in Science Findings
- Community Programs to Promote Youth Development (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2002)
- Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice (Youth Transition Funders Group, 2015)
- Science of Learning and Development: A Synthesis (Science of Learning and Development Alliance, 2017)
- Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2018)
- A Research Agenda for the Next Generation (National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, 2018)
- The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2019)
- Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2019)
- Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2020)