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Ready News: October 6, 2016

Ready News
October 6, 2016
 

Call for Proposals: 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting in Austin, Texas

 
 
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News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
Call for Proposals: 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting in Austin, Texas
Every year the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together leaders from all over the country dedicated to getting all young people ready for college, work and life. The sixth annual Ready by 21 National Meeting will be in Austin, Texas from March 29-31.

Interested in presenting a workshop? At the core of the Ready by 21 National Meeting are the workshops that educate and inspire the hundreds of participants to do the ground work in ensuring that all young people are ready to succeed. 

Learn more about what we are looking for and submit your proposal today. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 11.
Thought Leader Roundtable: 
Exploring the Science Behind Preparing Youth to Thrive and the SEL Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 20
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 
What is the science and research base behind Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? Hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment, this Thought Leader Roundtable conversation will review the extensive process of interviews, site visits, evaluations, convenings and surveys that form the foundation of Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning. Learn more about the research findings and their applications for SEL and continuous program improvement in this lively conversation led by Karen Pittman.
 
A product of collaboration between Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), staff teams from eight exemplary youth-focused programs and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, this body of work sheds new light on how out-of-school time programs can develop a clearer understanding about the SEL work they are already doing or hope to do more of.
American Youth Policy Forum's Capitol Hill Forum: Every Student Succeeds Act
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.

In September, the American Youth Policy Forum hosted a Capitol Hill Forum in Washington, DC focused on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Considerations for ESSA's Non-Academic Indicator: Bridging Research, Practice and Policy was moderated by Caitlin Emma of Politico and featured the Weikart Center's Charles Smith.
 
Read Charles Smith's blog post about this discussion.
Webinar: Dedicating Public Dollars for Kids - The Story of the Philadelphia Soda Tax

Tuesday, Oct. 11
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Does your community struggle to identify and sustain sufficient funding for early childhood and youth development programs? Are you exploring ways to creatively fund those initiatives at the local level?

The Forum for Youth Investment will host a webinar to discuss the City of Philadelphia's recently approved Soda Tax. Elizabeth Gaines, senior policy fellow at the Forum, will be joined by Otis Hackney, Philadelphia's Chief Education Officer, who will share their process, strategies, and challenges in getting this - the first of its kind in a major U.S. city - tax approved, as well as details on the initiatives it will fund.

Space is limited. Register today!
Jobs for the Future Announces New Tools for Place-Based Initiatives (PBI) and Performance Partnership Pilots (P3)
The U.S. Department of Education has adopted a "place-based" strategy to help improve outcomes for students and families. A place-based strategy recognizes that community factors have a significant impact on individuals, including education, health, social, employment and economic outcomes.

To support communities using place-based strategies, Jobs for the Future has assembled a series of resource guides covering topics that PBI and P3 communities consistently identified as interesting and/or critical to their work. These are: two-generation approaches, youth workforce development, early learning, opportunity youth, and FAFSA completion.
 
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