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Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities and states make a measurable difference in the lives of children and youth.

The Forum developed Ready by 21 to help state and local leaders improve services, supports and opportunities for all youth along the “insulated education pipeline” – the full complement of settings where learning and development happens. A growing number of communities are using these strategies to change the way they do business.

The Forum launched Ready by 21 in 2008, in close collaboration with the Ready by 21 National Partnership, a team of national organizations – representing the education, government, nonprofit, business, research and philanthropy sectors – committed to helping communities carry out Ready by 21 strategies to ensure that all children and youth are ready for college, work and life.

The Forum is the proud parent organization of: