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Junior Forum for Youth Investment Staff & Interns

All blog posts by Junior Forum for Youth Investment Staff & Interns.

Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Evidence

Alexander Sileo, Research Associate and Special Assistant, The Forum for Youth Investment
Friday, March 9, 2018

On February 28th, agency staff, academic researchers and nonprofit officials gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s offices to discuss how evidence was used in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations as well as what opportunities policymakers can take advantage of to spread the use of evidence in 2018.

Moving from Evidence-Based Programs to Evidence-Based Practices

Alex Sileo, Research Associate and Special Assistant
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Forum for Youth Investment recently brought together senior career federal government staff and leaders from nongovernmental organizations to hear about two promising approaches that utilize evidence-based practices as opposed to evidence-based programs. Supported by the W.T. Grant and Annie E. Casey Foundations, the event included multiple presentations and a roundtable discussion designed to facilitate dialogue about this approach’s applicability to other policy areas and any potential challenges in implementing it.

Shining a Light on My Afterschool Experience

Emily Stets
Thursday, October 5, 2017

This blog is the fourth in a series of junior Forum for Youth Investment staff and interns sharing their perspectives and engaging with the Forum’s Changing the Odds concepts.

On October 26th, 2017, the Afterschool Alliance will launch the 18th annual Lights on Afterschool, a nationwide celebration to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for children, families and communities.

Resilience is not Enough: Equity Matters in Higher Education

Jo Ann Paanio
Friday, September 8, 2017

Roll call, check. Additional enrollments, check. Syllabus review, check. Course and textbook requirements, check. The first day of the semester would then typically begin with a simple quiz consisting of 10 true or false statements: "All men are created equal." "Everyone has a voice." "Stereotypes do not matter." The list goes on. This “pop quiz” was my way of getting students in my political science class to share their reactions to these accepted truths.

Are High Schools Doing All they Can to Prepare Young People for College?

Hayley Frazier, Communications Specialist, The Forum for Youth Investment
Friday, August 11, 2017

Getting into college is a goal for most young people. Recently, Frank W. Ballou High School, a public school in a low-income community in Washington, D.C. made national headlines due to its 2017 graduating class accomplishing a 100% college acceptance rate. This news shocked many, given reports concerning staff turnover and low test scores in the months prior.