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November 21, 2012
Sequestration and Its Implications for Youth Programming
After the November 2012 elections, President Obama and Congress have turned their attention to the budget and the impending “fiscal cliff.” Unless there ...
November 20, 2012
Unlearning is Critical
Unlearning is the key to high school reform.
November 15, 2012
Understanding the "How" of Quality Improvement: Lessons from Rhode Island
When it comes to improving the quality of afterschool programs, managers hold the key. That's one lesson from a new study about how participation in a ...
November 15, 2012
How an At-Risk Youth became a Service Provider for At-Risk Youth
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 ...
November 6, 2012
Engaging Youth for Community Change in Nashville
The key role of young people in creating Nashville’s Youth Master Plan.
October 30, 2012
Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
This article examines the limitations of the “pipeline” metaphor, which is often used to discuss efforts to encourage students towards careers in ...
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 ...
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