Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state first lady Crissy Haslam have found a new way to show commitment to changing policies and practices for young people: They’re co-chairing the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet.
Anyone who wants to make young people a priority in the 2012 state, congressional and presidential elections should check out Kids 2012. This collaboration of child and youth organizations gives people new ways to combine communications, advocacy and innovative technology to influence campaign discussions.
Leaders who are working to get young people ready by 21 for college, work and life have a new way to spread the word: An animated video that explains the Ready by 21 approach and challenges viewers to fundamentally change how we guide children and youth to success.
Where do young people with disabilities fit in your efforts to help all youth in your community or state? The value of working across sectors behalf of those young people was on display last week at the annual IDEA Partnership Meeting, where Ready by 21 was explained to a receptive audience.
Spring conference season is quickly approaching, and many Ready by 21 National Partners have planned invaluable gatherings for sharing experiences, data and ideas, including how to bring Ready by 21 tools and strategies to their members.