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October 26, 2012
New Data Will Drive Conversations About ‘Ready Youth’
Six communities have launched a Ready by 21 initiative that uses local data in new ways to help get young people on the path to success.
October 11, 2012
Collective Impact and Opportunity Youth: Movements at the Crossroads
The past few years have brought a renewal and reframing of two powerful American ideas: collective action and individual success. And now these ideas are coming ...
October 5, 2012
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action: Principles, Organizational Culture & Outcomes
The Forum for Youth Investment partnered with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Nonprofits to publish
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public ...
October 1, 2012
Photo of the Month: October 2012
Did you know you can grow a garden using photos? Critical Exposure students in Maryland did just that. Check it out.
September 28, 2012
Top Five List of Great Things Happening for Youth
Reconnnection opportunities for youth happening around the country.
September 18, 2012
Don’t Legislate What You Don’t Know
SparkAction asked youth attending the 2012 Opportunity Nation Summit about what adults need to know about helping opportunity youth.
September 13, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People 2012
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance ...
August 29, 2012
Groundhog Day? The Common Core Standards & the Role of OST Programs
The growth of the Common Core State Standards in education again raises the question: What role can afterschool programs play in bridging the gap between classroom ...
August 24, 2012
Leaders Coming Together To Create Real Opportunities For Young Adults
Changing the game for our young adults, for our economy, and for our country as a whole will require a movement powered by Americans from all corners.
August 23, 2012
College Access 101: How Afterschool Can Bridge the Gap (Archived webinar)
Afterschool programs can play a significant role in helping students prepare for college, as well as understand the sometimes challenging admissions process. Through ...
August 22, 2012
These Are Uncertain Times
The Afterschool Alliance's new report shows that afterschool program budgets are shrinking, program services are stretched thin and programs are not able to reach ...
August 16, 2012
Pittman: Expanded Learning Requires Expanded Thinking, Part 1
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, interviewed by Frameworks, stresses that we need to think about learning in its more intrinsic ...
August 6, 2012
Taking Note: Skills + Knowledge = 21st-Century Competencies
Sunil Iyengar, director of research and analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, writes about how a new National Academies report on 21st-century skills ...
August 3, 2012
The Common Core Standards: What Do They Mean for Out-of-School Time?
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. The standards ...
July 20, 2012
Study Shows Chicago Counseling Program Reduces Youth Violence, Improves School Engagement
A new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World ...
July 5, 2012
Pathways Through College: Postsecondary Success Initiative
Folks at Our Piece of Pie provide an overview of the problem of low college completion with a follow-up post on the powerful Postsecondary Success Initiative.
June 29, 2012
Learning Still in Demand When Temperatures Rise
Summer learning programs for kids are facing growing enrollment and tighter budgets, according to a survey released on June 21 by the Afterschool Alliance ...
June 22, 2012
The Afterschool-STEM Connection
We need to redouble our efforts to educate our kids in STEM topics so that they can compete in the economy they’ll face once the graduate. Afterschool and ...
June 18, 2012
Expanded Learning: Partnerships with a New Twist and a New Name
In this commentary, Ellen Gannett, Director of the National Institute on Out of School Time, reflects on the history of out-of-school time and what expanded ...
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
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