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November 20, 2012 Unlearning is Critical
Unlearning is the key to high school reform.
What happens when a young person gets a chance to change the odds? Germain Castellanos, a graduate of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youthbuild and AmeriCorps, has ...
ready by 21
The key role of young people in creating Nashville’s Youth Master Plan.
ready by 21
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.
Karen's blog
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 ...
Did you know you can grow a garden using photos? Critical Exposure students in Maryland did just that. Check it out.
kid playing basketball
Reconnnection opportunities for youth happening around the country.
opportunity nation
SparkAction asked youth attending the 2012 Opportunity Nation Summit about what adults need to know about helping opportunity youth.
Forum for Youth Investment
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 ...
a year up
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.
uncertain times report cover
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 ...
forum fyi
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 ...
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 ...