Bridging Youth Policy, Practice, and Research

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.

  • Foster, Juvenile, & Crossover Youth

    AYPF’s newest resource hub shares key information on challenges and opportunities for systems-involved youth.

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  • AYPF Webinar: Pathways to Long-Term Success

    This webinar explores critical elements at the intersection of policy and practice for supporting systems-involved youth on a pathway to long-term success.

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  • AYPF Video

    These are the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and this video explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. With a third of all incoming college freshmen being first-generation, telling their stories and informing stakeholders is more important than ever.

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  • New Blog Post: Walk A Mile In My Shoes

    Executive Director Betsy Brand shares reflections and innovative practices from AYPF’s recent study tour focused on equity.

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Recent Webinars

June 6, 2017

April 20, 2017

March 7, 2017

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