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:
    ESSA and the Dirty A-Word

    Policy Associate, Jenna Tomasello, discusses the challenges juvenile justice facilities face when it comes to education, ESSA and accountability.

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  • AYPF Policy Brief: SEL and Traditionally Underserved Youth

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a vital role in the development of all young people. This brief explores the state of research and practice regarding SEL for three unique populations.

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  • New Article: Career & College Exploration in Afterschool Programs in STEM

    Featuring the work of three high-quality STEM afterschool programs, this article highlights the important role afterschool plays in preparing youth for college and careers in STEM fields.

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  • Foster, Juvenile, & Crossover Youth

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

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