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Webinar: White House/Obama Administration Policies Supporting Comprehensive Strategies for Youth


Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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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.

Tools for Communicating Your Core Messages Webinar Recording

Hand out a list of indicators about child and youth outcomes, or a list of goals to develop community supports for youth, and you risk creating communications overload. Key communications tools, such as storytelling and visuals, can help keep your stakeholders and community on the mark and moving forward. In this webinar, participants learned about these tools and how leaders used them effectively.

Featuring Patrick Boyle, Communications Director, the Forum for Youth Investment

Monday, November 19, 2012
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Ambitious leaders with big plans sometimes give people TMI: Too Much Information.

A Shared Vision for Youth Common Outcomes and Indicators

The National Collaboration for Youth, which is the longest-standing coalition of national agencies committed to positive youth development, has begun to tackle this challenge and documented the findings in this publication.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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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.
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Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #17: The Common Core Standards: What do they Mean for Out-of-School Time?

The standards are front and center on the national stage as states, districts, schools and teachers prepare for their rollout over the next several years. Many OST programs are trying to figure out what exactly the standards cover, and how to support schools and districts in implementing them.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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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.

Credentialed by 26 Series: Raising the Bar from Ready by 21 to Credentialed by 26: Highlights from Community and State Efforts

The brief from the Forum for Youth Investment looks at two initiatives. One, the Credentialed by 26 Community Challenge, helped leaders in four selected communities jump-start local conversations and identify strategies to improve postsecondary success. Among the results: Leaders enlisted more partners committed to increasing postsecondary completion, used new data to inform planning efforts, extended their goals beyond college access to college completion, and strengthened connections between the K-12 and postsecondary systems.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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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.