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.

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    What is the link between housing and education? Program Associate Jenna Tomasello on how neighborhoods can help determine youth outcomes.

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    A recent study, The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them, finds that many young people who enroll in college fail to complete their studies and attain a degree. This discussion addressed the challenges facing students, and talked about strategies to help the new forgotten half get ahead and achieve their potential.

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    How can afterschool systems best leverage data to build, grow, and sustain their efforts? AYPF and Afterschool Alliance heard from afterschool system leaders and how they are using program data to support the development of their systems.

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