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What Do You Want To Take Stock Of?: Exploring the Gallup Student Poll

This webinar discussed understanding youth outcomes through the Gallup Student Poll, a measure that tracks the hope, engagement and well-being of students in grades 5 through 12. Polly Lusk Page of the Northern Kentucky Education Council highlighted their recent survey findings and shared what they mean for their region.

Featured Speaker: Polly Lusk Page, Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council

Building the Business Case for Investing in Tomorrow's Workforce

Case studies include CVS/Caremark, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital system.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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This paper from Corporate Voices, similarly profiles private-sector commitments to support education and workforce training for lower-skilled employees, and documents the substantial payoff to companies that have done so.
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From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

The guide addresses a common problem throughout the youth field: We know that out-of-school time (OST) programs can help youth develop skills and attributes they need to be ready for college, work and life – skills and attributes like communications, relationships and collaboration, critical thinking and decision making, and initiative and self-direction. But few OST programs have the tools to effectively measure those outcomes. Finding the right one can be daunting.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.

Better Data: Using the Best Information About What Works Webinar Recording

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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This webinar reviews theory, tools and examples about how leaders can bring the best information into their decision-making process. Broadcast on June 26, 2011, the session was led by Larry Pasti of the Forum for Youth Investment and Tom Devaney of the Forum’s David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

Better Data 101 Webinar Recording

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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This webinar offers an introduction to the Better Data standards and offers several examples. Broadcast on May 31, 2011, the session was led by Larry Pasti, field services director, and Kiley Bednar, program manager, at the Forum for Youth Investment.

Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks Out on Education

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.

Friday, April 1, 2011
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This report shares the aspirations and concerns of everyday people across America about their communities and what it will take for children to succeed in life. It's based on a series of community conversations local United Ways hosted across the country last fall, as well as on some focus groups and a national poll.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services Effective and Promising Practices

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.

http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/sppd/eff_practices/links.asp

Friday, January 4, 2008
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This website is a one-stop resource on interventions that are considered to be effective and promising.
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