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Ready by 21
A local leadership group paves the way to bring an afterschool program to disadvantaged youth.
Gears
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 ...
Kids
April 17, 2012 Engaging Others
Anderson Williams explores the "otherness" that teens often feel.
Karen's blog
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, discusses the implications of a new study of the Youth Program Quality Intervention, a data-driven continuous ...
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 ...
Homepage slideshow
Jon Bon Jovi joins SparkAction & theYouth Leadership Institute in support of the White House Council for Community Solutions to launch the SparkOpportunity ...
Boys and Girls Club
Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced today a national partnership through the establishment of a college readiness initiative, which will ...
playing chess
Brooklyn Castle, a documentary film about the afterschool chess team at I.S. 318, a public school in New York City, will premiere later this month in Austin, Texas. ...
YPQI report cover
A new study says staff-focused process creates better services for youth.
Afterschool Alliance's Erik Peterson attended a panel in Chicago where he was "refreshing to hear a mayor engaged in education reform highlight afterschool ...
Puzzle
For leaders working to create collective impact, theCenter for American Progress in Washington was the place to be as it hosted a panel discussion on ...
YLI
The Youth Leadership Institute announces the selection of eleven youth ambassadors to serve as spokespeople for a campaign to raise awareness and spark action to help ...
Spotlight
In the latest commentary for Spotlight, contributor Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, contends that empowering young adults with skills, ...
Karen's blog
February 15, 2012 The Power of One
Is tugging at heartstrings the best way to effect readers?  Youth development expert Karen Pittman explores the use of messaging in advocacy.
AUTHORS PICS
Clint Eastwood's Superbowl commercial was right about tough times and American perseverance. In this, the first blog of our Reconnecting series, Lindsay and ...
Ready by 21
Thanks to the efforts of Mayor George Heartwell and Ready by 21, citizens of Grand Rapids, Mich. is working to improve outcomes of children and for them to be ready ...