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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
How can a community change the quality, coordination and reach of its services, supports and engagement opportunities for children and youth? This case study shows how leaders in Petaluma, Calif., did just that, working with the Forum for Youth Investment to use the Ready by 21 approach to build a community wide coalition and develop new strategies that had impact.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This is a story about how city leaders engaged their entire community to create a shared vision for their youth and a master plan to carry out that vision. Today that vision and plan, established in conjunction with the Forum for Youth Investment’s Ready by 21 strategies, provide the framework for delivering Nashville’s youth services and supports.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
This story shows how community leaders built an overarching leadership council to coordinate and improve youth services. Those leaders used Ready by 21 Strategies to expand the council’s scope to include organizations and agencies covering the full range of youth supports, and to get them working toward the same goals.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
This is a story about how a statewide team created a shared set of desired outcomes for youth. These outcomes form the basis of an action plan for the state of Massachusetts, focused on translating the vision into reality. The Forum for Youth Investment guided the creation of the outcomes and action plan.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
This is a story about how a community built a state-of-the-art online tool to map and track youth services. Community leaders in Austin are using this tool to improve services and make them more accessible to families in need. The Ready by 21 set of strategies, tools and technical assistance helped Austin leaders create and use the tool to enable all youth to be ready for college, work and life.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This is a story of a community bringing together a wide range of organizations to improve services and results for youth. Community leaders on the Georgetown Divide gathered a broad coalition to improve youth outcomes. The Ready by 21 set of strategies, tools and technical assistance guided leaders to act together and provided a framework for working more effectively to improve outcomes for all children and youth.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Ensuring that young people are prepared for college, work and life involves many areas of state government. Policies affecting youth include school curriculum requirements, after-school learning opportunities, child welfare programs and substance abuse prevention services. Minnesota legislators established the Legislative Caucus on Children and Youth, using the Ready by 21 framework and tools to determine the policy priorities to improve the odds for youth.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This report discusses the main steps Tennessee took to complete its resource mapping project and provides key lessons learned for other states that may want to implement a similar approach. The report does not focus on the results of the Tennessee study, however; instead it provides an overview of the process.
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Short stories about leaders improving the odds for young people
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Find out how Nashville uses the Ready by 21 framework to create new partnerships that help drive kids to school.
AV Media
This video examines two very different communities in California and their experiences using the Youth Program Quality Tool to assess and improve afterschool programs.
Friday, November 4, 2011
One way afterschool programs can take a realistic look at their programming and determine where they’re doing well and what they need to work on is through the Cycle of Continuous Improvement. The cycle starts with program assessment then walks through creating planning and implementing improvement strategies. This video highlights how two communities in California, Oakland and Black Oak Mine, have used the Youth Program Quality Assessment tool to improve the quality of their offerings.

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