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Ready News: January 30, 2014

Ready News
January 31, 2014

Business Contributions to Schools Add Up


Business Contributions to Schools Add Up

For years, businesses in Northern Kentucky have contributed uncounted hours to help local schools - by activities such as making employees available during work hours to tutor students, raising funds to rebuild playgrounds and providing internships to promote career readiness. The "uncounted" part was frustrating: No one measured or coordinated all that work, leaving business leaders unable to tell the story of their contributions or know if they were putting their resources where they were needed most.

Now they're using data to solve that problem.

A new data collection tool developed by the Forum for Youth Investment has given Northern Kentucky its first glimpse of the total value of business contributions to local schools. Read this short story about the tool and how the Northern Kentucky Education Council plans to take this data even further.

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Substance Abuse

Youth Activists Educate and Inspire

In honor of National Drug Facts Week, SparkAction, a division of the Forum, is looking for the Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters: youth who are informing and empowering peers to make smart decisions about drug and alcohol use.

These youth activists are nothing short of inspiring, so let's help get their stories viral by sharing and liking your favorites. Entry deadline is Feb. 2.   

Collective Impact

Achieving Collective Impact: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes

Join this three-day workshop to learn how to create the five conditions of collective impact through clear, sequenced steps - from partnership creation, community engagement and goal setting on through to problem analysis, intervention design, implementation, evaluation and improvement. Participants will learn how to take a Big Picture Approach to tackle a range of underlying issues in their communities, and focus on implementing the nuts and bolts of collective impact strategies.

March 4-6, Silver Spring, Md.

Find out more.

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Join hundreds of leaders from across the country who are dedicated to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement.

April 22-24, Northern Kentucky
Find out more - including a new summary of what the meeting will focus on and what topics will be covered.
Last chance to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing is by Friday, Jan. 31. Register today!


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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!

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