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

    Slides and resources from AYPF, AIR, CASEL, Washoe County Schools webinar on prioritizing SEL

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  • Discussion Group Resources Available

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents states with unprecedented flexibility for new uses of research evidence in their policies and practices.This event convened national organizations, researchers, funders, and representatives from SEAs to build relationships and identify actionable steps moving forward under ESSA.

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  • New Blog Post Available

    Students often want to know how their school work will apply to their futures? Guest blogger Jessica Juliuson explains how strong employer/school partnerships can provide meaningful career pathways for youth.

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