AYPF focuses on improving policies and practices that impact traditionally underserved youth, 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.
Also, checkout AYPF’s Youth Council Microsite! This youth-focused page features a variety of empowering resources for youth with experiences in the juvenile-justice and foster-care systems.
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This information hub comprehensively spotlights a collection of AYPF and partner resources on youth in foster care and juvenile justice.
How Rural High Schools are Preparing Students for College and Careers through Dual Enrollment and Career and Technical Education
OverviewThis webinar described how rural schools are preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in…
- July 13, 2010
Building Capacity to Promote College- and Career-Readiness for Secondary-Level English Language Learners: Policy Brief Featuring Austin, Texas
SynopsisThe American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) convened a group of policymakers from five states for a visit to Austin…
- April 1, 2010
SynopsisThe overall U.S. high school graduation rate is 73.1% among rural students. Nationwide, nearly half of all operating school…
Helping Policymakers Understand High School Redesign: Dropout Prevention And Persistence to Graduation
In 2001, the Kentucky Board of Education adopted a strategic plan based on the long-term goal of all schools…