AYPF analyzes certain federal laws to understand how they affect youth marginalized by systemic inequities and how they enable or constrain states and communities in effectively and equitably serving these youth. We educate and inform policymakers about opportunities to improve youth policy and practice by developing and disseminating resources that provide examples and guidance on doing so.
To obtain a more comprehensive view of the various policies and legislation at the center of our work, please see below:
Bills Introduced in the 117th Congress
FACT SHEET: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved YouthSeptember 21, 2017Read more
This fact sheet intends to inform researchers, policymakers, and practitioners of the federal legislation that govern systems-involved youth, and highlight gra…
- July 10, 2019
Alternative Education Information Hub
This information hub comprehensively spotlights a collection of AYPF and partner resources around alternative education.
- December 5, 2017
ESSA and the Dirty A-Word
Jenna Tomasello discusses the challenges juvenile justice facilities face when it comes to education, ESSA and accountability.
- November 30, 2017
Trends from the Field: Lessons Learned about Alternative Education
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) has worked closely with stakeholders at the national, state, local, and institutional level to develop a deeper understa…