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.

  • Foster, Juvenile, & Crossover Youth

    AYPF’s newest resource hub shares key information on challenges and opportunities for systems-involved youth.

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  • AYPF Webinar: Making Sense of Personalized Learning

    This webinar explores what personalized learning looks like in practice and how it can promote students’ college and career readiness.

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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: Listen Deeply to Learn Deeply

    Senior Director Loretta Goodwin shares reflections and lessons from a recent Hewlett Foundation meeting about listen deeply.

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