We are thrilled to announce we will be going to Seattle for the 8th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting, April 23-25, 2019. We hope you will join us!


Latest News and Events

Reserve Your Spot at the 8th Annual 2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting!

Spaces are starting to fill up for the Ready by 21 National Meeting in Seattle, Washington on April 23-25, 2019.
Publishing Date: 
April 23, 2019

Collective Impact Learning Lab - Ready by 21 version: Tools & Techniques for Achieving Results

March 26-27, 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland
Please join us for a practical, hands-on two-day workshop and coaching session designed for backbone leaders, steering committee members and other partners actively involved in community change efforts focused on children & youth.
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March 26, 2019

Changing the Odds: Virginia Youth Development Conference

January 24, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
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January 25, 2019

Just Released: the Metro-Level Opportunity Index

The Forum's Opportunity Nation, along with its research partner, Child Trends, recently released a pilot Metro-Level Opportunity Index, a modified version of the annual Opportunity Index focused on the nation's metro areas.
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January 11, 2019

Social Mobility in Rural America

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December 6, 2018

SEL Demonstration Initiative: Measuring Social Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

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November 16, 2018

Where, When and How does Learning Happen?

How can schools and youth development organizations better align to increase their communities’ understanding of the importance of focusing on the whole learner? Broaden access to high-quality learning opportunities that support comprehensive development?  Strengthen adult social and emotional learning practice?

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November 6, 2018

Choosing the Right Path for Successful Scale Up: A Thought Leader Conversation with R. Sam Larson and James Dearing

You have a program that works. How do you get it to benefit more people? Should you partner with other organizations? How do you make sure you stay true to the model as you grow? These are some of the questions Sam Larson, James Dearing and Thomas Backer sought to answer in their report titled “Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs.” 

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October 23, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time: Foundations and Futures

"It is now time to demonstrate the value of the practitioners by supporting efforts to codify 'what and how' lessons to create a field of adult practice that focuses on modeling, teaching and enabling social and emotional development through active reflection and engagement."

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October 19, 2018

Connecting the Dots: Reflections on Data Use in Afterschool Settings, Blog by Larry Pasti, Senior Director of Field Services

Using data to improve performance is essential for bettering outcomes for children and youth. When a new data system is created or implemented, it's important to address critical questions first about the processes and people involved, not just the technology.

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October 15, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson named Executive Vice President of the Forum for Youth Investment and Managing Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Contact: Kris Minor, Chief Operating Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
Email: kris@forumfyi.org
Phone: 202-431-9230
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August 2, 2018

How Can Federal Policymakers Encourage the Use of Evidence at the Local Level? – Event Summary

The Forum for Youth Investment (Forum) recently partnered with the Urban Institute to cohost an event on July 24th about what federal policymakers can do to encourage the use of evidence at the local level.

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August 1, 2018

Looking at the Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Thought Leader Conversation with Camille Farrington

What Happens When We Make the Whole Child Matter?

Recently, in partnership with the Learning Policy Institute and Stuart Foundation, the Forum for Youth Investment convened national leaders on the “whole child” approach to learning, meeting every student’s unique needs and creating school cultures that embed social and emotional learning (SEL).

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July 26, 2018

Ready by 21 National Meeting Featured Session Videos

The featured session videos and workshop materials for the 2018 Ready by 21 National Meeting are now available online.

Publishing Date: 
July 13, 2018