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Ready News: August 25, 2016

Ready News
August 25, 2016

Round Three of P3 (Performance Partnership Pilots) Now Open


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
Round Three of P3 Now Open for Application
Frustrated by federal policy barriers preventing you from providing coordinated services and supports for disconnected youth? Do you have an innovative idea that will improve outcomes for disconnected youth?
The Performance Partnership Pilots - commonly referred to as P3 - allows selected local, tribal and state agencies the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the federal government that will grant broad flexibility in how the site uses discretionary federal funds to implement evidence-informed practices while committing to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth. P3s can request to (1) blend their existing federal discretionary funds across multiple eligible programs and (2) receive flexibility from specific federal program requirements.
The deadline for round three of P3 will be October 31, 2016. The discretionary funds that are eligible for round three can come from the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, Department of Justice and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about P3 including the Forum's P3 Proposal Development Toolkit visit the Online P3 Hub
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Forum Promotes Big Picture Approach to Improving Outcomes for Ohio's Youth
Recently, the Forum's Elizabeth Gaines keynoted the Ohio Promoting Wellness and Recovery Conference. Gaines, senior policy fellow, focused her remarks on taking a big picture approach to improving outcomes for youth.
The goal of the Ohio Promoting Wellness and Recovery Conference (OPEC) is to promote collective impact through building the capacity of Ohio's prevention, early intervention and treatment workforce for children, families and communities. 
To view the keynote presentation, click here. To learn more about the annual OPEC conference click here
Celebrate Lights On Afterschool on October 20, 2016
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.
Lights On Afterschool is designed to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things-such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry-and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.
Learn more about events in your area and how you can play a role.
Considerations for ESSA's Non-Academic Indicator: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy

Washington, DC
9/23/16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its requirement to include a fifth, non-academic measure in state accountability systems, states have an unprecedented opportunity to consider the various elements that contribute to student success.  As states consider potential non-academic indicators, policymakers and thought leaders should draw upon the research around positive youth development which states that positive experiences, relationships, and environments contribute to many desired youth outcomes. 
This AYPF forum, which includes the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's Charles Smith, will explore what we know about developing these experiences both inside and outside of school through social and emotional learning practices, youth engagement, and school climate. The discussion will explore the potential non-academic indicators that might be ready and appropriate for inclusion in state accountability systems. 
New Reports Shed Light on Family Engagement
Families are playing an increasingly important role in helping to improve maternal and child health programs that serve low-income families and children with special needs, according to new reports by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

Amid requirements for Title V programs to document how they sustain and diversify family participation, AMCHP conducted a nationwide survey of family engagement policies and practices in Title V maternal and child health programs and programs for children and youth with special health care needs. The survey report and companion case studies - conducted with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau - spotlight effective practices and areas for improvement.

The reports are published in a series of briefs that detail the results in specific areas: Creating a Culture of Family Engagement; Levels of Family Engagement; Roles of Family Staff or Consultants; Family Members Employed as Staff; Sustaining and Diversifying Family Engagement; and Evaluating Family Engagement. The case studies provide examples of engaging families and diverse populations in five states. 
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