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Embedding Youth Development in Schools

July 31, 2015 - 11:00 am to July 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This rich, thought-provoking discussion between Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Michele Cahill, one of the principal architects of New York City's redesigned high schools and funder, while at the Carnegie Corporation, covered some of the country's most innovative high school reform initiatives.

Questions covered included: 

  • What does it take to get youth development practices embedded into the DNA of schools?
  • Why are educators ready to acknowledge the need to change structures and practices to help students build the skills and attitudes needed to achieve academic success?
  • Why do school-community partnerships, especially by high school, need to push beyond coordinated hand offs and focus on shared design?
  • How can the lessons emerging from the afterschool/out-of-school field be leveraged to accelerate progress in all public systems, not just schools? 

Karen and Michele co-founded the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research in 1990 and have been working to get systems ready for students ever since.  Michele is now a Distinguished Fellow in Education and Youth Development at the National Center for Civic Innovation.

Listen to the recording.

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