Use this facilitator's guide and sample in a community meeting to help think about the variety of settings and supports that youth have access to and how the community's goals for young people fit into the bigger picture.
This facilitator’s guide helps a leader assist community members in thinking broadly about their goals for children and youth and how their specific goals fit into the ‘bigger picture.’
This worksheet, developed by the Forum for Youth Investment, can assist communities in comparing a current action planning process with the Ready by 21 process.
Designed to help communities select language for big picture goals, this document can prompt discussion regarding definitions and areas of focus.
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.).
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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.
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Ambitious leaders with big plans sometimes give people TMI: Too Much Information.
This toolkit is a resource for United Ways and their community partners who seek to deepen their out-of-school time efforts so that more young people have access to quality programs.
Problems affecting kids are well-documented. How do we know how well children in a given community are progressing, considering that school, child care, afterschool programs and so many other community resources are a part of kids’ lives? Are there desirable outcomes for all children that the entire community is aiming for? There should be.
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools.