A new report by the Forum for Youth Investment.
This resource packet is designed to help leaders better understand the services, supports and opportunities available to children and youth in a community. It includes a guide, a template for a program landscape mapping survey, and a set of sample charts and results.
Tagged in: Neighborhood, Suburban, Urban, Young Children, City, Primary School Age, Rural, Better Data and Decisions, County, Secondary School Age, Government/Policy, Older Youth, Non‐profit/Foundation, Tutorial, Collect complete data about youth outcomes, community supports and leadership actions
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In order for community partnerships to have a positive collective impact on young people’s lives, federal policies need to support comprehensive, place-based interagency efforts. The Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with the National Collaboration for Youth, American Institutes for Research, the Campaign for Youth, the Children's Leadership Council and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, hosted a webinar to learn about the White House and the Obama Administration’s plans to support such comprehensive efforts for youth in general, and for disconnected youth in particular.
Tagged in: Advocacy, Broader Partnerships, Build an overarching leadership council, Collaboration, disconnected youth, Government, Interagency, Opportuinty Youth, Policy, Webinar, White House, Align and strengthen coalitions, commissions and intermediaries, Bigger Goals, Better Data and Decisions, Bolder Actions, Establish a balanced set of goals and indicators for all children, youth and young adults, Secondary School Age, Government/Policy, Older Youth, Create a big picture, goal-oriented action plan, National, Non‐profit/Foundation, Align and connect data for decision-making, Align policies and resources
Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of various stakeholders and helping sectors work together is essential – and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.
This tool was created in order to help young people and adults develop a common language for talking about how to improve schools. The tool provides educators, young people, administrators, policy makers, parents, community members and other stake holders with a common lens for reflecting on their schools and for planning change. It can also be useful in assessing the range of reform models and change strategies underway in a district or school at any given time.
Tagged in: Neighborhood, Suburban, Urban, Education (K-12), Middle School Age, Bolder Actions, Education (Post-Secondary), Guide, Secondary School Age, Youth and Families, Engage youth, families and community members in solutions
Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
Leaders generate public demand, support and innovative ideas when they have regular mechanisms for seeking youth and family input and support and have developed a process for maintaining youth and family influence on policy decisions, philanthropy, practice and entrepreneurship.
Tagged in: Neighborhood, City, Middle School Age, Bolder Actions, Secondary School Age, State, Older Youth, Youth and Families, Webinar, Engage youth, families and community members in solutions
Balancing work and school can hinder a young person’s success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion. So what does it look like when working works for students? That’s what we need to understand in order to transform employment opportunities into drivers of student success.
Should young people be considered actors in school change, or simply the recipients of changed schools? Growing evidence and our own experience in the field suggest the former. Youth-led efforts to create change in schools, districts and education policy are on the rise. Youth Organizing for Educational Change features brief case studies of seven youth organizing efforts across the United States that we hope will inform, instruct and inspire.
Youth voices are critical to decision making on issues such as school reform. This guide provides information on how youth panels can be a tool to meaningfully engage young people on an issue that directly affects them: improvements to their schools.