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

    Program Associate Carinne Deeds explains how childhood hunger can affect learning.

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  • Forum Resources Available

    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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  • Webinar Recording Available

    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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  • 13 July 2015

    Growing Together, Learning Together (St. Paul, MN)

    Overview The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and Youthprise, with support from the Wallace Foundation, teamed up to host a half-day event in St. Paul, Minn.to learn more about building and sustaining strong afterschool systems. The event explored what different cities

  • 13 May 2015

    Using Data To Build, Grow, And Sustain Your Afterschool System

    Overview 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 growth and development of their systems. Our

  • 1 May 2015

    The New Forgotten Half: Those Who Pursue College But Never Earn a Degree

    Overview A recent study, The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them, commissioned by the William T. Grant Foundation, finds that many young people who enroll in college fail to complete their studies and attain a degree and

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