Within the four Building Blocks for Effective Change, the Forum has identified 14 standards that leaders consistently cite as important to improve youth outcomes. A list of the standards is available here.
To help you learn more and ways that you can apply Ready by 21 Strategies to your work, the Ready by 21 Partnership offers a Toolkit for each Building Block and each standard.
Each Toolkit includes the following:
To access the toolkits for each Building Block, click on the links below:
Effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.
Communities and states should establish a balanced set of goals and indicators for all children, youth and young adults, and define the essential supports that families, schools and the full community must provide across all the systems and settings where young people spend their time.
Communities and states should collect complete data about youth outcomes, community supports and leadership actions to inform their collective efforts and demonstrate the link to improved outcomes.
Focusing on stronger partnerships, clearer goals and more useful data is only beneficial if it leads to more effective action.