Informing Youth Policy, Improving Youth Outcomes

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.

  • AYPF Blog: Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Using Cell Phones for Disengaged Students

    Former Policy Intern and high school teacher, Andrew Shachat, makes the case for incorporating cell phones into the classroom via instructional planning as a way to engage struggling students.

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  • Advancing the Educational Success for At-Risk & Systems Involved Youth

    AYPF recently sponsored a three-part webinar series, Part I, Part II and Part III, focused on promoting the educational success for at-risk and systems involved youth.

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  • Alternative Education

    Housing various publications, including our newest brief: Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education, this new resource page offers a deep dive into alternative education.

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  • New White Paper: Afterschool & Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment

    This white paper discusses the need for and benefits of better alignment across afterschool and workforce systems.

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What's New
  • 19 September 2018

    The Role of National Service in Improving K-12 Education Outcomes

    Be sure to register for part 2 of this webinar series, Talent Development Starts with a Service Year, taking place on November 14th! This webinar will feature concepts and resources demonstrating service as a strategy for talent development. Partner Website Service Year

  • 2 August 2018

    Using Data to Promote Access to High-Quality Work-Based Learning: Tools and Considerations for States

    Partner Website  College & Career Readiness & Success Center Overview Across the country, states are increasingly looking to expand student access to work-based learning (WBL) experiences as a strategy to improve student college and career readiness. In order to promote

  • 24 May 2018

    Greenville Out-of-School Time Leadership Forum

    Partner Website United Way of Greenville County Overview The United Way of Greenville County and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) hosted an Out-of-School Time (OST) Leadership Forum in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, May 24, 2018. This event provided

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