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Moving Forward Together

Leaders carrying out Ready by 21® strategies and principles around the country have a new vision for improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact.
Information Update
April 27, 2012

That vision was sharpened last week at the first Ready by 21 National Meeting, where nearly 200 leaders from programs, communities and states gathered to share experiences, data and ideas. The convening in Nashville, Tenn., marked a turning point, bringing together for the first time those who have come to Ready by 21 along different paths: building collective impact partnerships, implementing quality improvement systems and strengthening government policies.

Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, shared key insights from the implementation of Ready by 21 strategies over the past several years, and laid out a vision for “moving forward together.” She discussed strengthened relationships with existing partners, exciting opportunities with new ones, and new products and services. Read a condensed version of Karen’s keynote address (with slides).