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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.

Worksheet
August 31, 2014
This worksheet is designed to help leaders assess current data strengths and gaps in their community. The worksheet prompts thinking about what data is important for decision making, where current data is accessed, and what additional data would contribute to more informed decision making.
Tutorial
August 26, 2014
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.
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.
Webinar
January 30, 2012
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.
Tutorial
November 1, 2011
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.
Report
August 31, 2011
These data sheets provide a glimpse of the 2011 data from the Gallup Student Poll, focused on the experience of hope, wellbeing and engagement. Experiences of hope, wellbeing and engagement by a student have been linked to student performance and success.
Brochure
August 26, 2011
nFocus, a Ready by 21 Technical Partner, provides data solutions for communities, including tools for linking and aligning data between systems. See this brochure for an overview of their work.
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.