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: Don’t Doubt Detroit

    Special guest blogger Emily Liebtag, Getting Smart, shares why Detroit schools should not be counted out.

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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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  • AYPF Brief: Supporting Pathways to Long-Term Success​

    For the last two years, AYPF has examined the education and workforce barriers facing systems-involved youth. This brief explores lessons learned for promoting pathways to postsecondary education and careers for these youth.

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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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