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Ready News: April 7, 2016

Ready News
April 7, 2016

Changing the Odds for Youth


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
Changing the Odds for Youth
Last week nearly 500 leaders from across the U.S. (and one from the U.K.!) joined us in Baltimore, Md., to change the odds for youth. That phrase: changing the odds was a common discussion point across the entirety of the 5th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting

Whether you missed out, or just want to relive the fun, we have several ways to help you as you all work toward that goal of changing the odds for youth.
  • See the presentation materials from the plenaries and workshops. Sessions that had a visual component will have a PDF icon that you can download.
  • See photos from throughout the meeting of the inspirational plenaries and envigorating youth performances. Stay tuned for full-length videos to be released soon!
We are already starting to think about next year's gathering. We hope to see you in 2017!
The Science (and Art) of Youth Readiness
Every young person deserves the right to be ready for life's opportunities and challenges at every age and stage.
What will make this vision a reality? We now have more than two decades' worth of research to help us act with precision. There is a science to readiness. The Readiness Project is designed to make this science clear, accessible and actionable.
This, the first paper in our Ready by Design series outlines the science of readiness-the results of our three-year research project-and offers ideas and examples to help practitioners, leaders and others put it to use. Get your copy now.
Preventing Problems Before They Start: Introducing the Role of Prevention Science in Proven Programs
How can science help you solve tomorrow's problems for youth today? Learn how the benefits of prevention science and research science can be applied through tested, effective programs to improve the well-being of children and youth in your community, and how to find programs that address your priorities.

This webinar, hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment, is the first in a new series. Staff from the Annie E. Casey Foundation will share tools and strategies developed as part of its Evidence2Success framework, now operating in several communities around the country.

April 28, 2 p.m. ET
Find out more about the entire series or register now for the first webinar.
Collective Impact Learning Lab: Tools and Techniques for Achieving Results
The Forum for Youth Investment and Collective Impact Forum are teaming up to bring you a practical, hands-on three-day workshop and coaching session designed for backbone leaders, steering committee members, and other partners actively involved in collective impact.

The workshop is designed for leaders who are thinking about how the critical tasks of collective impact efforts can be staged and sequenced in order to move steadily towards improving outcomes. It is particularly useful for those in the early stages of forming or planning a collective impact initiative, or in the process of re-igniting or refreshing their initiative for the next phase of joint work. Special emphasis is given to tools and techniques that help leaders align and connect multiple issues and initiatives, identifying areas for joint planning and action.
May 17-19, San Francisco, Calif.
Find out more.
, The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012
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