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Find stories and lessons learned here from leaders across the country using Ready by 21 Strategies to bring precision to their passion. Leaders in states and local communities and in urban and rural settings are using the Building Blocks for Effective Change. You can search for stories via the filters on the left column or using the drop down menus below.

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November 1, 2016
Community leaders around the country are focused on collective impact approaches, building the frameworks to bring change to scale. But working on population-level change takes time, often years. A question we are often asked is how can a community build long-term solutions while improving outcomes for those youth who need help today?
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June 22, 2016
Here is an overview of recent work with Fair Chance DC.
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Engaging Youth for Community Change
November 6, 2012
The key role of young people in creating Nashville’s Youth Master Plan.
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Getting Immigrant Youth Ready
August 9, 2012
Leaders collaborate to create a web of supports in a community where refugees settle.
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Making Quality a Full-Time Job
July 12, 2012
How one of the country’s largest YMCAs is expanding its efforts to improve services to kids.
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May 9, 2012
A local leadership group paves the way to bring an afterschool program to disadvantaged youth.
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February 16, 2012
Here we see how a community increased demand for improving and expanding youth services by immediately launching a new approach even while developing long-range plans.
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.
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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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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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.