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Blogs by Forum staff and by leaders around the country about getting young people ready for college, work and life.

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.