Case studies include CVS/Caremark, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital system.
The principles can be implemented in a wide range of organizations, including schools, youth organizations or community centers that want to strengthen their commitment to youth leadership, or community-change focused organzations or coalitions that want to strengthen their commitment to youth involvement.
This United Way Worldwide report highlights the voices of everyday Americans concerned about education in the United States. Above all, the opinion was that there is so much acrimony, divisiveness and negativity in our debates on the issues of education. Everyday people are hungry to get past the posturing and get on to doing whatever it takes to set children up for success. While so much attention lately has been placed on schools, the people in this report said that while schools play an important role, communities and indivduals have to step forward in a different way.
Based on the experience of facilitating youth panels, the feedback of young people involved and the Forum for Youth Investment's ongoing work around youth as agents of change, the Forum has created this short primer on creating student panels that aid in the process of reinventing high schools.
Youth voices are critical for several reasons:
The Forum believes that meaningful youth engagement is critical for the creation of sustainable, widespread, high-impact change in the systems and settings that can either support or hinder young people’s progress.
Once communities have determined their desired outcomes, this website offers information regarding federal agencies or nationally recognized organizations that use different levels of criteria for identifying effective programs. This website may assist in identifying effective programs that may best match your needs.
As in many other states, New York’s juvenile justice system is run by several agencies that each collect and report their own data. Until recently, this data had never been compiled or distributed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the system. This project sought to empower state agencies to report data back to counties in a systematic way that could improve local planning. The Vera Project staff are currently working with county officials from across New York to help them use these and future reports to shape juvenile justice policies and practices.