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Call to Action: Ready by 21 Business Engagement Menu

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Business leaders play a crucial role in community efforts to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life. Business leaders are eager to make an impact across the education and talent development pipeline, from cradle to career. They want to ensure that the roles they play help contribute to better outcomes for youth, families and communities. Nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to recognize the needs of youth in their community and recommend how business may be able to best use their assets to meet those needs. This dual purpose Business Engagement Menu provides business leaders with the various ways they can be involved in communities. Nonprofit leaders can also use the menu to learn the array of options that exist to get business active in effectively meeting a community’s goals for youth.

Common Goals, Unique Strengths: Education and Business Partnerships

Collaboration between business and education can ensure that students graduate high school equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace, post-secondary education and life. In this publication, the American Association of School Administrators and Corporate Voices for Working Families highlight the benefit of these partnerships, tips for engaging educators and business leaders, and a case study illustrating these partnerships in action.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Educators and business leaders must create meaningful, successful and long lasting partnerships to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life.

Parallel Frameworks Overview

Includes frameworks from the Forum for Youth Investment, Search Institute and the National Research Council.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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This two page document shows how three common frameworks in the youth development field compare, which helps various stakeholders see the commonalities among different sets of language and approaches.

Ready by 21 National Partner Fact Sheet

Massachusetts Success for Life Toolkit

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SNEAK PEEK
Local Action Planning Team Worksheet

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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Lifelong success in the 21st century demands unprecedented cooperation and collaboration between and amongst all of those who care for and about children, youth and families. Success for Life offers a foundation for a shared mission to move Massachusetts forward. Using the Ready by 21 approach and facilitated by the Forum for Youth Investment, a cross-sector, cross-discipline, cross-agency team held a series of ground-breaking conversations to define and advance a shared set of goals and strategies capable of lifting all children, youth and families toward self-sufficiency and success for life. This guide features the tools and resources utilized for those conversations.
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Dashboards For Youth

These dashboards offer a starting point for states, localities and organizations as they improve their policies and programs to better prepare young people for adulthood.

 

Sunday, August 4, 2013
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This classic Ready by 21 publication outlines a variety of ways that ‘dashboards’—simple two dimensional visuals—can illustrate the width and breadth of goals for children and youth, including the ability to assess whether they cover the range of ages, outcomes, and approaches (prevention, intervention, promotion, etc.).

Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools, 2nd Edition

With the after-school and youth development fields expanding and maturing over the past several years, program quality assessment has emerged as a central theme. This interest in program quality is shared by practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the youth-serving sector.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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Program quality assessment and improvement continue to be central themes in the after-school and youth development fields. This guide compares the purpose, history, structure, methodology, content and technical properties of different program observation tools.

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