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Ready News: July 28, 2016

Ready News
July 28, 2016

Youth Program Quality at National Conference on Afterschool


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning

October 24-26, 2016
Seattle, Washington
The National Summer Learning Association and School's Out Washington will co-host the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 24-26, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

This event will bring together the nation's top thinkers to share and discuss the partnerships, policies and programs that are breaking down traditional notions of when and where learning occurs. Practitioners, policymakers, funders and researchers from across the out-of-school time field will share leading ideas and forge a path for the future as we dare to disrupt the role of afterschool and summer in an emerging new learning frontier.

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a technical assistance center of the Forum for Youth Investment, will be presenting at the conference on social and emotional learning, summer learning research and lessons learned from Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) efforts.

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New Resource on Youth Workforce Development
The U.S. Department of Education's Place-Based Initiative Pilot Team and Performance Partnership Pilots recently released a new resource focused on Youth Workforce Development.  

Youth unemployment costs society- through the loss of talent and costs of social supports and subsidies. Jobless young people are more vulnerable to a range of challenges, including the ills already plaguing their communities: high rates of unplanned pregnancy, unstable housing, substance abuse and crime. This has become a crisis for young, low-income people of color. A recent study reports that the employment rates actually decreased for black males and Latinos from 2005 to 2015, going in the opposite direction of the overall trend in youth employment.

View the report.
2016 Assembly for Health Equity and Prosperity

August 4-5, 2016
College Park, Maryland
Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a long and healthy life.  But for too many people, the choices that lead to good health are limited by who they are and where they live.  To achieve health equity, we need to focus on removing obstacles that make good health unattainable, including lack of access to good jobs, education, housing, a safe environment, and quality health care.

The Institute for Alternative Futures, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and leaders representing health, business, non-profit, philanthropy, education, faith, housing and other sectors are convening in August for an assembly at the University of Maryland, College Park to create and promote an action plan for achieving health equity and prosperity throughout the nation.

Learn more. Please note the online registration ends Thursday, 7/28, at midnight EDT.
Tamarack Institute's Community Change Institute

September 26-30, 2016
Toronto, Canada
The Tamarack Institute will present the first Community Change Institute in Toronto, Canada from September 26 - 30, 2016. The Community Change Institute is designed to be a truly transformational learning experience, bringing you the latest in community change with top speakers, an amazing faculty and over 40 workshops covering collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community innovation and evaluation.
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