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- Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Learning
- College and Career Readiness and Success
- Research Evidence in Policymaking
- Learning and Teaching Strategies
- System Strategies and Approaches
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- Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
- Carl D. Perkins Act
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Higher Education Act (HEA)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- State-Level Policies
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- February 3, 2023
Equitable Pathways to Opportunities for Young People
AYPF Youth Policy Consultants share insights on creating equitable pathways to opportunities for youth.
AYPF Youth Summit, 3rd Session
Recording of the event: https://youtu.be/L0gxexZapag Event SummaryOn August 31, 2022, the American Youth Policy Forum hosted our third and final session o…
Saving Summer Jobs: How Can Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Youth Outcomes during COVID-19?
This interactive webinar illuminated how Boston mounted effective summer job programs during COVID-19.
Deeper Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Leveraging performance assessments & Graduate Profiles to best prepare for re-opening (Part 3 of 3)
Part 3 of our Deeper Learning series explored how performance assessments & Graduate Student Profiles are used in California to meet the demands of learning du…
- February 4, 2020
Colorado’s efforts to align education and workforce needs in rural communities
Dr. Loretta Goodwin talks about the promising efforts underway in Colorado to align education and workforce opportunities for students.
Harnessing the Potential of Young Adults (Boston, MA & East Providence, RI)
This study tour consisted of site visits & presentations from labor, child welfare & juvenile justice leaders about systems to achieve greater youth outcomes.
- July 23, 2019
The Intersection Between CTE and Afterschool Programs: Perkins V
Thomasena Thomas writes about Perkins V, a legislation that aims to increase learner access to high-quality CTE programs.
- July 10, 2019
Alternative Education Information Hub
This information hub comprehensively spotlights a collection of AYPF and partner resources around alternative education.
- March 28, 2019
Developing a College-and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins V, IDEA, and WIOA
This resource tool examines how state leaders can leverage ESSA, IDEA, Perkins V, and WIOA to ensure that students are college and career ready.
- February 19, 2019
A Guide for State Leaders: Equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Maria Duarte offers some food for thought on how state leaders can make both equity and quality a focal point of CTE programs.
- February 5, 2019
42 Years of CTE Policy: Progress and Lingering Challenges
Betsy Brand discusses the important role CTE plays in preparing youth for workforce success.
- January 23, 2019
How States Can Leverage Service to Promote Equity
Jesse Kannam shares how national service programs can increase access to equitable education and workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved youth.
How National Service Can Advance the Mission, Goals, and Capacity of Nonprofits
This webinar highlighted how service year programs at nonprofits can strengthen an organization’s ability to reach its goals and fulfill its mission over time.
- December 11, 2018
Looking Back, Looking Forward
As 2018 comes to a close Betsy Brand offers reflections on the current state of education, youth and workforce policy and her hopes for the future.
From Diversion to Reentry: How Community-Based Programs Support Federal and State Policies for Systems-Involved Youth (Washington, DC)
This study tour in Washington, DC brought together congressional staff to learn about community-based programs that improve outcomes for systems-involved youth.
- November 6, 2018
Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Experts Talk Education, Youth and Workforce Policy
Betsy Brand recaps our 25th anniversary panel discussion with national experts in education, youth, and workforce policy.
Pursuit of Equity: Teacher Preparation for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in CTE
This webinar examined the preparation of career and technical education (CTE) teachers to include and support students with disabilities.
- October 16, 2018
Setting State Equity Goals takes Planning & Partnerships
Loretta Goodwin offers insight into how states can set equity goals to ensure students have access to a quality education.