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

    High school graduation rates are good, but is that enough ? Deputy Director Jennifer Brown Lerner explains why improved grad rates are good news, but only one component of successful youth outcomes.

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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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  • Webinar Recording Available

    This is the first of a two-part webinar series hosted jointly by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR (CCRS Center) and American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) aiming to draw connections between the growing understanding of how states can more accurately measure college and career readiness.

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  • Webinar Recording Available

    City University of New York (CUNY) ASAP is a structured degree pathway program for associate degree-seeking students currently found at six community colleges, and panelists discussed the program, evaluation results, and replications effort.

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