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.

  • New Blog Post Available

    AYPF Deputy Director Jennifer Brown Lerner puts the spotlight on research that helps first-time college students achieve success.

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  • Webinar Resources Available

    On October 28, 2014, researchers and editors Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly set out to answer this question along with other scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in their new book, Using Research Evidence in Education: From the Schoolhouse Door to Capitol Hill.

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  • New Forum Resources Available

    In cooperation with MDRC, this Capitol Hill Forum examined CUNY ASAP, a structured degree pathway program for associate degree-seeking students currently found at six community colleges in New York City.

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  • 26 November 2014

    Study Tour, NH: Transition to a Competency-Based District

    The American Youth Policy Forum, in collaboration with Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, visited New Hampshire to both see work in action and discuss some of the keys that districts must consider and explore the interaction with district and

  • 21 November 2014

    The Forgotten Half Revisited: American Youth and Young Families, 1988-2008

    Building upon AYPF founder Samuel Halperin’s landmark 1988 reports, The Forgotten Half: Non-College Youth in America and The Forgotten Half: Pathway to Success for America’s Youth and Young Families, AYPF presents The Forgotten Half Revisited: American Youth and Young Families, 1988-2008. The comprehensive report includes

  • 17 November 2014

    Creating Post-Secondary Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care

    On October 29th, 2014 the American Youth Policy Forum convened representatives from research, policy, and practice at the federal, state, and local levels to discuss the challenges and opportunities of serving youth in transition from foster care. Below are several

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