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

Harnessing Collective Impact to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Kim Nolte
Friday, October 25, 2013

While Ready by 21 helps communities implement collective impact strategies across all issues and age groups, those strategies can also be used to address specific issues in a community among specific groups of youth. Just look at Atlanta, where leaders have joined together in a broad-scale Ready by 21 initiative while also addressing individual areas of concern. We invited one of those leaders – Kim Nolte of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential – to tell you about how collective impact is helping them progress on combating teen pregnancy.


Life is a Gift

Karen Pittman
Monday, August 12, 2013

Life is a gift. We all know this. But there are times when the juxtaposition of events makes us pause to remember it. Saturday was one of those days. 

Late Friday, I heard the news that one of the Forum’s newest friends and board members, Bill Henningsgaard, died in an airplane accident with his son. Bill and Max were visiting colleges on the East Coast when the plane he was piloting crashed in East Haven, Conn.

Taking on the Challenge of Moving Ideas to Impact

Karen Pittman
Thursday, August 1, 2013

All good things come to an end. Chaucer said this in 1374. It remains true today. So it is with both excitement and sadness that we share the news that after 13 years with the Forum, Nicole Yohalem, our intrepid director of field building, will be leaving to play out our mission at the local level.  

Alternative ABCs

Karen Pittman
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Course performance.

Three types of data that all schools have in abundance. Three indicators so predictive of school failure that the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University urges that all schools use this ABC data to establish “early warning systems,” which monitor individual student data and trigger mandatory reviews of students who reach red flag levels.