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Driving K-12 Reform through a College-Access and Success Agenda

Designed for school superintendents, this toolkit will guide anyone looking to better understand the use of college-going data.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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This toolkit is designed to help school leaders embrace the use of college-going data to improve K-12 outcomes and drive more students to college persistence and success.

Primer on Creating Effective Youth Panels

Based on the experience of facilitating youth panels, the feedback of young people involved and the Forum for Youth Investment's ongoing work around youth as agents of change, the Forum has created this short primer on creating student panels that aid in the process of reinventing high schools.

Youth voices are critical for several reasons:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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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.
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Program Landscape Mapping Packet

Program landscape mapping, comprised of data gathered through a survey or online database, can help your community get a picture of services, supports and opportunities that are available to children and youth in your community.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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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.

Supports Dashboard Facilitator’s Packet

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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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.

Stakeholders Wheel Facilitator's Packet

This Facilitator's Packet starts out with the Activity Guide, which will help in leading this exercise in a collaborative meeting. The Activity Guide is followed by the stakeholder wheel, which can be used by participants during the exercise. FInally, the packet contains a few examples of how the wheel has been used in communities. This resource is aimed at helping assess who a community is currently working with and where it can conduct outreach to improve the partnership.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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This packet of materials is designed for a collaborative meeting ice breaker, town hall exercise or small group activity. The goal is to learn more about the range of stakeholders of a collaborative effort.

Overarching Leadership Body Structural Assessment Chart

Six components have been shown to influence the success of a children's cabinet or council: scope, authority, home, scale, resources and local connections. Although no combination is deemed 'correct,' it is important to consider the best choice for each component when developing or restructuring a cabinet or council.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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This chart helps assess an overarching youth issues leadership body, such as a children's cabinet, based on six components of success: scope, authority, home, scale, resources and local connections. Taken from the State Children's Cabinet and Councils Series Elements of Success: Structural Options.
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