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Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Catalytic Partnerships to Change the Odds for Children and Youth

Karen encourages Ready by 21 leaders to create a "catalytic partnership to ensure that all of the community's resources, not just the schools, have assumed shared responsibility for student success." She reminds leaders that they can change the way they do business and that partnerships are key.

Saturday, August 15, 2009
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Karen Pittman, president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, challenged Chattanooga, Tenn., to come together as a community to change the way it serves and supports young people. In this speech and accompanying graphics, she describes the dynamic potential of catalytic partnerships.
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Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Assets Building Challenge Grants

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Q&A Challenge is a research-based technical assistance model designed to help communities systematically assess developmental assets in a population of children and youth and then improve the quality of out-of-school time settings where these children and youth spend time. The Q&A Challenge represents an advance in community level efforts to align out-of-school time programmatic resources with community-specific profiles of developmental assets.
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Ready by 21 Southeast Challenge Overview

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Southeast Cities Challenge is an initiative to develop core leadership capacities that are critical to efforts to improve child and youth outcomes from birth to young adulthood. The Ready by 21 National Partnership, a coalition of prominent national organizations whose members touch the lives of over 100 million children and youth across the country, created the Challenge as part of its current focus on working in the Southeast region of the U.S.
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Ready by 21 Leadership Update 2010

Ready by 21 Strategies can help state and local leaders get further faster, whether they are building a community-wide plan to improve policies and practices related to children and youth or if they are more narrowly focused on improving the quality of youth programs or leadership/coordinating bodies. To engage cohorts of state and local leaders around building key capacities, the Ready by 21 National Partnership and individual partners have offered incentivized “challenges” – big and small – that provide training, technical assistance and cross-site learning.

Friday, August 5, 2011
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This report describes the Ready by 21 National Partnership, the theory of change and the work of communities across the country working to implement Ready by 21 Strategies.
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David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

After-school and other out-of-school time systems throughout the United States rely on the Weikart Center’s intervention, performance metrics and aligned professional development to drive their continuous improvement efforts. These include an evidence-based intervention model (Youth Program Quality Intervention, or YPQI) and core set of instructional quality metrics (Youth Program Quality Assessment, or Youth PQA).

The Weikart Center is a division of the Forum for Youth Investment.

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