Checkout AYPF’s Youth Council Microsite!
Our youth-focused page features a variety of empowering resources for youth with experiences in the juvenile-justice and foster-care systems.
View AYPF’s New School Discipline Disparities Info Hub!
This information hub—divided into research, policy, and practice—outlines problems with school climate and highlights evidence-based solutions and alternatives to practices embedded in traditional school discipline systems that cause immeasurable harms.
A Message Regarding COVID-19
The AYPF Board and Staff, to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, have moved from our Dupont Circle offices and will continue to work remotely, indefinitely. We will continue our efforts to be a trusted resource, and thank you in advance for supporting youth marginalized by systemic inequities. Visit our COVID-19 Response Information Hub for COVID-related resources, organized by youth population and supports for parents.
AYPF has wide-ranging expertise in a myriad of education, youth, and workforce policy topics. To gain a more comprehensive view of our focus areas, click on the following topics:
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Images of Teachers and Students in Action
AYPF focuses on improving policies and practices that impact youth marginalized by systemic inequities, ages 14 – 25. This includes youth who are in school and those who have left school and are not in education, training, or the workforce. To gain a more comprehensive view about the youth at the center of our work, click on a highlighted population.