mPremium content.
registered users Learn more

Ready News: April 10, 2014

Ready News
April 10, 2014

Needed: More Better Learning Time


Needed: More Better Learning Time
What image comes to mind if you're asked you to imagine students learning? Young people in small groups focusing on projects they designed? Or kids slouching at their desks in class, looking bored?

Sadly, the second image is more common. It doesn't have to be this way. So says Forum CEO Karen Pittman in her new blog on the Huffington Post, where she makes the case for not just more learning time -- but for more high-quality learning time, in school and out.

 News & Resources


Forum Executives Among Most Influential People in Afterschool
Who stands out as leaders in the afterschool field? The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has just announced the nation's top 25 influential leaders.

Among them: Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Charles Smith Ph.D., executive director at the Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. 

Read on about the NAA awards, and for more thoughts from both Pittman and Smith regarding the afterschool field.


Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers

Want to train your afterschool staff to increase the quality of their work? The Weikart Center's Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers course teaches staff how to deliver the Youth Work Methods courses, which empower direct staff with tools to increase the quality of their instruction. Registration deadline is April 18.

June 2-4, Chicago, Ill.
Find out more.                    

Ready by 21 National Meeting

The Final Countdown is On!
We are less than two weeks away from the Ready by 21 National Meeting. Last week, we released the full agenda, along with a special agenda by subject to help you quickly hone in on your areas of interest. 

Join leaders from around the country who are working to improve the odds for youth through effective partnerships, practices and policies.

Get more details and register. 



Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey foundation recently released a KIDS COUNT policy report that unveils the Race for Results Index. The index looks at 12 indicators that measure a child's success in each stage of life in the areas of early childhood, education and early work, family supports, and neighborhood context.

Read highlights from the report.




Connect With Us

Are you doing great work in your community? Have you used the Ready by 21 Tools to achieve success? Let us know by sharing your story on the Leader Network. It could be featured on the website and this newsletter!



Tagged In