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.

  • Webinar Resources Available

    This webinar featured the voices of young people and highlight programs that are effectively leveraging youth voice and advocacy to promote policy change and support youth development, putting youth on pathways to success in education, work, and civic life.

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  • New 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 Available

    Executive Director Betsy Brand explains why she sees a more humanized approach to learning emerging, and what that means for students.

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  • Upcoming Webinar

    Nearly one-third of college-going students each year are first-generation. In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis placed on strategies to support student completion. This webinar will share innovative strategies at the institutional and state level to improve of the number of first-generation college students earning a postsecondary credential.

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  • 23 January 2017

    Advancing Equity through Deeper Learning in Rural Schools

    Overview This study tour will address how two high-need rural schools in South Carolina are addressing the challenges of preparing students for college and career success. The i95 “Corridor of Shame” in rural South Carolina is characterized by high illiteracy

  • 19 December 2016

    Moving the Needle for First-Generation College Students: Innovative Strategies to Support Completion

    Overview Nearly one-third of college-going students each year are first-generation. While there have been strides made in the number of first-generation students attending college, research has demonstrated that first-generation students graduate a lower rate (40%) than their  peers whose parents

  • 12 December 2016

    First In my Family: Supporting First-Generation College Students

    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

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