We know the dismal statistics:
Whether the goal is to change public policy, improve practices or engage parents and citizens, leaders often underestimate the challenge or are ill-equipped to take it on. Tackling ambitious goals without the right partners, insufficient capacity, incomplete data or inadequate tools is a recipe for failure that is repeated by caring and dedicated leaders across the country.
So many failed efforts have led to complacency, fragmentation and low expectations – for our young people, for our communities, and for our leaders. There is a better way. Ready by 21 increases the capacity of leaders to achieve collective impact for children and youth by providing standards, proven tools and solutions, and ways to measure and track your success.