"It’s time to bust some myths about how states can use federal funds": Andrew Feldman and the Forum's Thaddeus Ferber argue that by simply working with states to correct misunderstandings about the use of federal funds, local agencies would have the flexibility to provide better results.
In a truly moving conversation, the Forum's CEO and co-founder Karen Pittman recently sat down with newly appointed YouthBuild CEO John Valverde and discussed Valverde's personal journey, the importance of trauma-informed support for opportunity youth, and the critical role of love in the YouthBuild work with young people.
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.
Through the generous support of the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is pleased to announce the next phase of the SEL Challenge, the SEL Demonstration Initiative.
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.
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.
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.