Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ready By 21 National Meeting: Speakers and Topics

What have communities learned about implementing collective impact strategies? How do we give youth not just expanded learning time, but more "better learning time?" How do we bring change to scale?

Those are just some of the exciting discussions you'll hear at the Third Annual Ready by 21 National Meeting on April 22-24 in Northern Kentucky. The Forum for Youth Investment has just announced the topics and speakers, including the following renowned thinkers and practitioners:

Readiness, Equity and the Need for Scaled Change
Ralph Smith, Managing Director, Grade-Level Reading Campaign

Pursuing Effective Partnerships, Practices & Policies
Karen Pittman, President & CEO, Forum for Youth Investment

Emergence and Collective Impact
John Kania, Managing Director, FSG
Stephen Fawcett, Ph.D., Professor, University of Kansas

Taking Proven Practices to Scale
Patrick McCarthy, President & CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Role of Policymakers in Youth Readiness
Jose Esquibel, Director, Colorado Interagency Prevention Systems for Children & Youth
Kathy Moan, Executive Director, Joint Initiatives for Children & Families (El Paso County, Col.)
Bill Purcell, Former Mayor of Nashville and Former Majority Leader of Tennessee House of Representatives

More "Better Learning" = More "Ready Youth"
Fred Frelow, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Jane Quinn, Vice President, Children's Aid Society
Hillary Salmons, Executive Director, Providence After School Alliance
Charles Smith, Executive Director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

The Ready by 21 National Meeting is a great opportunity to join hundreds of leaders from across the country who are committed to getting all young people ready for college, work and life.

Want to learn more? Click here to read more about the meeting and to review registration details. 

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