At the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT conference in Baltimore last month, Forum CEO Karen Pittman served on a panel about youth involvement in advocacy and public policy work on behalf of children, youth and their families.
Anyone who works with students knows that balancing work and school can hinder a young person's success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion.
For those who think a task force never changes anything, some youths in Nashville can prove otherwise - if you can catch them as they hop on city buses for school, rec programs, libraries and home, all for free.
Could Social Impact Bonds - where private investors fund social programs up front and get returns based on their success - change how we fund youth and family services in the United States? The White House recently partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to discuss the possibilities.
In recognition of the innovative and effective work being done in communities across the nation to ensure a bright future for young people, America's Promise Alliance announced the 2011 winners of its 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING competition.
Consistent with the American Association of School Administrators' mission of advocating for the highest quality public education for all students, the Association has released the Improving College-Going Toolkit.