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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 ...
Karen Pittman
Learning in Afterschool blog interviews youth development expert Karen Pittman about the youth development movement, for which she is credited of starting, and why ...
WillingReadyAble
January 30, 2012 Ready, Willing and Able
Youth development expert Karen Pittman reviews a new book about college access and success.
BEAT WITHIN
How a magazine written by and for incarcerated young people helped one 20-year-old not just survive, but find a foothold in the job market.
PLAY
Children need play to learn, and so do adults. Our sense of community, our economic success, entrepreneurship, job creation demand creative "play," as Jan ...
bus
We all know that what happens outside of school doesn't stay there. Congress' decision to eliminate the Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities grants ...
summer jobs plus
If you weren’t at the recent launch of this initiative to boost employment for low-income and disconnected youth, here’s the next best thing: Forum Vice ...
Afterschool Alliance
Have you had great successes in afterschool programs in your community?  Do you want to share your successes to help others develop sound programs? Want a chance ...
STEM
Many suggest the need to engage kids in positive afterschool programs and develop their successful futures as leaders in the classroom and beyond.  But ...
Tom Akiva
Tom Akiva of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a fellow project of the Forum for Youth Investment, has been honored with the America Educational ...