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:
    5 Ways to
    Better Serve Traditionally Underserved Youth

    Fresh off a recent study tour to Indianapolis, Policy Associate, Jenna Tomasello, offers insight into how alternative education settings can better serve traditionally underserved youth.

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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.

    View JJ Resource Page
  • 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.

    View White Paper
What's New
  • 23 April 2018

    Creating a System of High-Quality Education Options to Serve At-Risk Students

    Overview The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) organized a professional development opportunity for education leaders to explore how best to leverage opportunities in policy and practice to create a system of high-quality alternative settings to serve all students, including at-risk

  • 12 April 2018

    Effective Juvenile Justice Reforms in the Era of ESSA

    This webinar is part three of a three-part series. Click here to view part one, and click here to view part two. Partner websites Southern Poverty Law Center Juvenile Law Center Education Law Center American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law Overview This

  • 27 March 2018

    Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

    This webinar is part two of a three-part series. Click here to view part one, and click here to view part three. Partner websites Council of State Governments Justice Center: Overview The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to “provide all

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