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- Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Learning
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- Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
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- State-Level Policies
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- 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.
- October 3, 2018
Students Speaking Out: A Look at Student Governing Powers in Higher Education
Brendan Klein explains why student voice is invaluable in the decision-making process at postsecondary institutions.
- July 18, 2018
The Connected Youth Initiative: How Nebraska Is Working To Improve The Lives of Youth
Trevor Fronius discusses what Nebraska is doing to address the challenges of youth disconnected from traditional social networks.
- June 26, 2018
Bringing Youth Voice to the Table
Guest blogger Marcía Hopkins discusses the power of youth voice & providing opportunities for foster care and JJ systems youth to share their stories.
- May 15, 2018
Elevating Youth Voice to Foster Change
Alexis Andino, a Youth Advocate with the Juvenile Law Center, offers a personal glimpse into the foster care system.
- May 8, 2018
Tweets of Wisdom
Jesse Kannam shares key insights from leaders who serve and support youth involved in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system.
- April 30, 2018
Highlights from Deeper Learning 2018 – and why you should attend in 2019!
Dr. Loretta Goodwin, recaps her visit to High Tech High for the annual Deeper Learning convening.
- March 28, 2018
Reflections on the March for Our Lives: The Importance of Youth Voice
Leslie Byford reflects on the March for Our Lives and discusses why youth voice matters.
- March 20, 2018
2018 Halperin Youth Public Service Award Essays
This year we are pleased to feature three essays written by Santos Amaya Guevara, Harrison Rodriguez and I-Ra Abubaker.
- March 13, 2018
Introducing Santos Amaya Guevara
Leslie Byford sits down and talks about the importance of public service with this year’s 2018 Halperin Youth Award winner.
- February 19, 2018
Feedback with Fixes – What we learned to improve our study tours
Dr. Loretta Goodwin shares how a year-long evaluation of our study tours informed our work for the better.
- January 23, 2018
“Nothing About Us, Without Us:” Leveraging Youth Voice for Change-making
Jenna Tomasello highlights how voices of foster care youth can play an integral role in both policy and practice change.
- January 16, 2018
“Do You See Me?”: Youth Voice to Address Barriers
Jesse Kannam spotlights three programs that are using youth voice to shape their programming and advocacy.
- January 2, 2018
Informing Youth Policy, Improving Youth Outcomes In a Changing World
Betsy Brand, provides the context for AYPF’s work and new strategic plan in 2018.