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Ready News: May 5, 2016

Ready News
May 5, 2016

SEL Gaining Momentum


News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
In This Issue: Policy | School | Collective Impact |
SEL Practice and Research Gather Momentum
Social and emotional learning must be accounted for if we want our youth to succeed. Empathy is just as important as English.

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a division of the Forum, is working hard to shed new light on ways to equip youth with the valuable social and emotion skills they need.

On May 25, the Weikart Center will host a video chat on cultivating empathy, featuring expert practitioners and youth from Wyman and YW Boston. Click here to sign up for the session.

On June 28, leaders and practitioners in the Michigan area are invited to join an in-person conversation on social and emotional learning in educational leadership, hosted by Eastern Michigan University. Forum CEO Karen Pittman and Weikart Center staff will share the latest research from the SEL field.  

To learn more about the Weikart Center's SEL work:
Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) Round Two Application Released
The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) round two public solicitation for proposals was released! The Forum has created the P3 Hub, an online center for P3 related resources and information.
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.  Applications are due June 27.
XQ - Do You Know? 
What is XQ? Forum CEO and Co-Founder Karen Pittman and Michele Cahill will hold an online discussion this Friday, May 6th from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Michele has been a chief developer of the incredible content on the XQ website and is one of the most thoughtful and experienced leaders in high school reform and youth development. Sign up and join us on the 6th.

If you can't make the May 6th session, Michele Cahill and Karen will discuss college and career readiness in the XQ Expert Series talk on Tuesday, May 10th. The XQ team has also agreed to set aside free XQ Design Kits for the Ready by 21 network. If you have any interest in starting youth-driven discussions about what learning could look like, we encourage you to request a box.
Time is Running Out: Join Us in San Francisco for the Collective Impact Learning Lab!
The Forum for Youth Investment and Collective Impact Forum are teaming up in less than two weeks 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. 
May 17-19, San Francisco, Calif.
Announcing the 2016 School- Justice Partnerships Certificate Program
Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural program, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce its second annual School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program! The application for the 2016 program is now open through June 17, 2016.  We invite you to join leaders and participant teams from around the country on the Georgetown campus for a week of intensive study from September 26-30, 2016.
The School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program was created by CJJR and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, juvenile justice, law enforcement, child welfare and other child serving leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the educational and related needs of children known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system.
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