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: Messages from Educators About Social and Emotional Learning

    Senior Policy Associate, Carinne Deeds gets the 411 from educators about what they want policymakers to know about social and emotional learning.

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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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  • 13 November 2017

    Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education

    This policy brief aims to address four key opportunities states have both within and outside of ESSA to better understand and ultimately improve alternative education: I. Definition: What is alternative education? II. Accountability System: What structures can states put into

  • 6 November 2017

    Remake Learning: A Networked Approach to Education for the 21st Century

    Partner Website Remake Learning: https://remakelearning.org/ Additional Resources Remake Learning 10 Year Impact Report Remake Learning Vision Remake Learning Mission Remake Learning Structure Work to Do: The Role of STEM Education in Improving the Tri-State Region’s Workforce A Policy Framework for Tomorrow’s

  • 2 November 2017

    Career and College Exploration in Afterschool Programs in STEM

    A high school diploma is no longer enough to get by in the current job market, and high-level knowledge, skills, and abilities are crucial to success especially in the fields of and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Afterschool programs

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