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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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Christopher Judge founded Aspire, Inc. to address leadership challenges for young people in the philanthropy sector. His idea for a program to teach young people the ...
meetthewinners
Angela Cammack, 20, proposes a study to measure and share the impacts of high-quality after-school programs that help children excel in school and life. This project ...
Barry Ford
If you are reading this, you probably agree that the needs and interests of children should be front and center when leaders shape the policies of our nation. The ...
SparkOpp
The SparkOpportunity Challenge wrapped up and we introduce 10 incredible winners of the SparkOpportunity Challenge!
Youth Ambassador Torres explains how he went from a path to failing out of high school to leadership and entering the SparkOpportunity Challenge.
RECONNECTIONS
Ana Hageage of the National Council of La Raza discusses Escalera Program alumni's responses to the question, "What does it mean to be an Hispanic student in ...
Ready by 21
A local leadership group paves the way to bring an afterschool program to disadvantaged youth.
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Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, shared key insights from the implementation of Ready by 21 strategies over the past several years and laid out a ...
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April 17, 2012 Engaging Others
Anderson Williams explores the "otherness" that teens often feel.
YouthBuild recently held a video contest for their national chapters. The contest asked their youth members to show their love for YouthBuild through a 90-second ...