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.

  • Upcoming AYPF Webinar: Pathways to Long-Term Success

    This webinar will explore critical elements at the intersection of policy and practice for supporting systems-involved youth on a pathway to long-term success.

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  • 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: The More You Know

    In part one of a three-part blog series about postsecondary and workforce opportunities for systems-involved youth, Deputy Director Jennifer Brown Lerner shares AYPF’s new microsite/resource page “Understanding Foster, Juvenile Justice, and Crossover Youth

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  • Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award

    AYPF teamed up with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) to host the third annual Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award.

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Recent Webinars

April 20, 2017

March 7, 2017

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