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Explore this collection of tools, reports, guides and other materials selected from across the expertise of the Ready by 21 National Partnership. You can search for specific resources using the filters on the left side or using the drop down menus below.

Tutorial
May 15, 2014
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.
Guide
March 16, 2012
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.
Guide
June 23, 2011
The National Collaboration for Youth and the Forum for Youth Investment recently released a guide to forming and sustaining Local Collaborations for Youth (LCY). An LCY is a means for local child- and youth-serving agencies to pool their collective expertise, resources, and voice in ‘whole-community’ efforts to improve outcomes for children and youth. It’s a chance to take a look at the Big Picture of child and youth well-being in a community. It’s about identifying gaps, aligning efforts, and improving impact.
Guide
April 23, 2011
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together. United Way Worldwide is dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children and youth, and this website lays out their priority areas, resources and case studies.
Presentation
March 2, 2011
Louisville, Kentucky
This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the efforts underway in Louisville, Ken., to coordinate youth services and funding, to ensure that the right services are where they are most needed, resources coming in to the community are maximized, individual providers are accountable for program results, and the system as a whole measures and track outcomes.
Action Plan
August 31, 2010
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville Mayor’s Child and Youth Master Plan is first and foremost a living document that seeks to clarify and prioritize what Nashville as a city want to see and commit to concerning the well-being of its children and youth. It is also a call to the larger community to develop broader partnerships, set attainable goals, employ data driven decision making and engage in bolder strategies.
Guide
August 23, 2009
The website by the America's Promise Alliance contains tips, templates, reference materials and other resources to help you plan a successful event to galvanize your community to take action to improve the lives of youth.
Guide
May 28, 2009
This guidebook contains research, best practices, and key tools for tackling a community’s dropout challenge. The guide will help communities develop community-specific plans for keeping students on track to graduate from high school and to be prepared for college, the workforce, and active citizenship.