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National Meeting Plenaries Cover Hot Topics

Speakers announced, agenda posted
Information Update
March 26, 2014

What have communities learned about implementing collective impact strategies? How can policymakers help to get young people "ready"? How do we give youth not just more learning time, but more "better learning time?" How do we bring change to scale?

Those are just some of the exciting discussions you'll hear in the plenary sessions at the Ready by 21 National Meeting. Read more about them in the Basic Agenda, which has just been posted. We'll alert you when the full agenda is posted next week.

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The Plenaries
Among the topics to be covered by our renowned speakers: 

Readiness, Equity and the Need for Scaled Change
Ralph Smith, Managing Director, Grade-Level Reading Campaign

Pursuing Effective Partnerships, Practices & Policies
Karen Pittman, President & CEO, Forum for Youth Investment 

Emergence and Collective Impact
John Kania, Managing Director, FSG
Stephen Fawcett, Ph.D., Professor, University of Kansas

Taking Proven Practices to Scale
Patrick McCarthy, President & CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation 

The Role of Policymakers in Youth Readiness
Jose Esquibel, Director, Colorado Interagency Prevention Systems for Children & Youth
Kathy Moan, Executive Director, Joint Initiatives for Children & Families (El Paso County, Col.)
Bill Purcell, Former Mayor of Nashville and Former Majority Leader of Tennessee House of Representatives

More "Better Learning" = More "Ready Youth"
Fred Frelow, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Jane Quinn, Vice President, Children's Aid Society
Hillary Salmons, Executive Director, Providence After School Alliance
Charles Smith, Executive Director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality 

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