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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Leaders from around the country gathered deep in the heart of Texas last week to explore how to ensure readiness, promote equity, increase shared commitments and improve program quality for all young people.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This new report by the Forum for Youth Investment examines five communities that have moved multiple levers the farthest towards funding children’s services.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
North Carolina Chambers of Commerce leaders, county commissioners, early learning program providers, private foundations, community organizations, local school board members, Smart Start local partnerships and business leaders recently spent a day together discussing how to make greater local investments in young children.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
An alliance of Palm Beach County community leaders recently released the Palm Beach County Youth Master Plan, a blueprint for setting priorities and taking action to improve the lives of children and youth in the county.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Recently, Karen Pittman delivered the keynote address at the Civic Canopy Summit in Denver, Colorado, focusing her remarks on how communities and leaders can get to impact.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Watch this short video to learn more about the SEL Challenge.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Opportunities abound this fall around the country to explore and discuss effective practices in SEL.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Youth development professionals come from many backgrounds and work in a variety of settings. Due to this diversity, it’s essential to ensure there’s a basic understanding of positive youth development among those working in the field.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Forum’s CEO Karen Pittman recently sat down with Shay Bilchik of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and and Steve Michael with the Iowa Department of Human Rights to discuss what we know – and what we’re doing with that knowledge – about what works in juvenile justice.
Friday, July 1, 2016
New Orleans leaders identified increasing program quality as a key driver to improve outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans.

Recent Press Releases

Thursday, May 18, 2017
A new report highlights the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's Youth Program Quality Intervention model and summarizes the initial findings from the ongoing evaluation of the K-12 Student Success: Out-of-School Time Initiative.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
New studies in New Orleans focus on opportunity youth and OST programs.