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Establishing a Balanced Set of Goals: Guiding the Way Webinar Recording

Participants were introduced to activities for building agreement and heard about potential indicators for goals across developmental years and the range of outcomes, as developed by the Forum and Child Trends.

Presenters: Suzanne Hershey, Senior Fellow, the Forum for Youth Investment and former Facilitator of the Ready by 21 initiative, Austin, Tex.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Conceiving goals and indicators is easy. The challenge is getting community leaders to agree on goals and indicators that cover all young people of all age groups, in all aspects of their lives—from education and health to interpersonal skills and job readiness.
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Putting Human Needs on the National Radar Screen

Friday, March 16, 2012
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The National Human Services Assembly produced a brief, Putting Human Needs on the National Radar Screen, on messaging and collaborative action for nonprofit human service and community development organizations. The brief suggests language and new narratives about the collective contributions of nonprofits. Use this as a resource to infuse new ideas and language into your community’s collective actions.
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New Policies Should Align With Existing Goals and Plans for Children and Youth

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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To have a collective impact on child and youth outcomes, leaders must develop and implement a broad, long-term child and youth strategy, and be accountable for results. This can be a challenge. Policies often require the creation of strategic plans that are organized around a single, narrow topic. Instead of working toward collective impact, policy leaders end up generating separate sets of goals and plans, which fragment their efforts. This guide provides a set of strategies and recommendations to ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts in order to create a seamless system of supports.
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Will Expanded Learning Time = Better Outcomes?

In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Department of Education established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act performance standards. The "optional flexibility" choice, also known as Waiver 11, captured the attention of leaders in education agencies, schools and community-based organizations.

Monday, December 19, 2011
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Materials and a webinar about the impact of expanding learning time on schools and youth-serving organizations.
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