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Powerful Solutions for Passionate Leaders

Changing the odds for children and youth requires that leaders think differently, act differently, act together and agree to be held accountable differently than ever before. Ready by 21 focuses attention on leaders because they are critical for improving the quality and reach of community supports for children and their families.

To help leaders, the Ready by 21 National Partnership developed Ready by 21 Services, a graduated suite of tools and technical assistance linked to the four Building Blocks for Effective Change – the specific capacities leaders need in order to build broader partnerships, set bigger goals, use better data and take bolder actions.  

To meet leaders where they are, these tools and services range from free, do-it-yourself guides and resources, to facilitation and supports to address a pressing need, to comprehensive long-term technical assistance packages.

Join the Leader Network!
The Ready by 21 Leader Network is an online resource center that provides tools, trainings and other opportunities to help the growing network of state and local leaders who are implementing Ready by 21 in communities around the country. Registration is free and takes only a few minutes.

Explore the Toolkits
The toolkits provide an introduction to each of the four Building Blocks for Effective Change and to the Leadership Capacity Standards. Each toolkit contains an introductory overview, a self-assessment, an introductory webinar, do-it-yourself tools and worksheets, and more.

Attend a Ready by 21 Training
The Ready by 21 National Partnership offers a range of training opportunities designed to expand participants' understanding of Ready by 21 and introduce them to the tools and resources to put those concepts into action. Learn more about these virtual and in-person opportunities.

Explore Ready by 21 Facilitation and Keynotes
Experts from the fields of education, business, government, research, nonprofits and philanthropy are available for your meeting or convening – to help your leaders bring precision to their passion and better understand how Ready by 21 can improve current efforts.  

Technical Assistance
The Ready by 21 National Partnership can provide technical assistance to your community when and where it is needed, from helping to create a youth master plan or engage youth and families to long-term technical support to build your capacity for change.