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.

  • Webinar Resources Available

    This webinar featured the voices of young people and highlight programs that are effectively leveraging youth voice and advocacy to promote policy change and support youth development, putting youth on pathways to success in education, work, and civic life.

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  • New 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 Available

    Executive Director Betsy Brand explains why she sees a more humanized approach to learning emerging, and what that means for students.

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  • Upcoming Webinar

    Nearly one-third of college-going students each year are first-generation. In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis placed on strategies to support student completion. This webinar will share innovative strategies at the institutional and state level to improve of the number of first-generation college students earning a postsecondary credential.

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  • 21 February 2017

    Using Research Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Resource Page

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with new opportunities for accountability and assessment. Below is a collection of AYPF’s work and partner resources regarding the use of research evidence under the provisions. Michele McLaughlin, Brookings institute: ESSA, Evidence, and the

  • 8 February 2017

    Creating a System of High-Quality Education Options to Serve All Students (Study Tour, Denver, CO)

    Overview With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there is a renewed emphasis on making sure all young people have access to high-quality educational opportunities that prepare them for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. For

  • 30 January 2017

    Greater Rochester Afterschool Leadership Summit

    The Greater Rochester Afterschool Leadership Summit brings together education, afterschool, business, philanthropy, community-based, elected, and municipal leaders from the greater Rochester community. This event provides an opportunity for leaders in the community to learn and discuss the value of an

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