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 Available

    How has the perception of Career and Technical Education (CTE) evolved? Communications Associate George Knowles explains.

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  • Forum resources available

    This forum highlighted three critical areas of need for youth transitioning out of foster care – sustainable social capital, permanency supports, and access to postsecondary opportunities. it also included youth panelists who shared their experiences addressing these challenges and opportunities.

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  • New Brief Available

    As foster care youth “age out” of the system, they often lose valuable support systems. How can we help ensure that foster care youth are well-prepared for adult life? Our latest brief by Program Associate Erin Russ and Policy Research Assistant Garet Fryar show us how.

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  • Study Tour Resources Available

    The goal of this study tour will be to highlight Oakland, CA’s approach to coordinating various student and family supports through the creation of a district-wide community schools initiative; to learn about state level efforts in support of this work; and to identify the role civil rights partners can play in supporting this work.

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  • Study Tour Resources Available

    The goal of this study tour to Boston, MA and Providence, RI was for participants to learn about schools that promote a focus on deeper learning through personalized learning experiences that prepare students for college and career success.

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