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.
Improving the Transition from Middle Grades to High Schools: Promising State Initiatives in Literacy and Mathematics
OverviewBy the time students enter high school, many have already fallen behind in critical subject areas such as English…
- February 28, 2008
Youth With Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions
Synopsis:The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers, primarily at the federal and state levels, with information about…
- November 1, 2006
Serving Older Youth through a Comprehensive Out-of-School Time System: Lessons from the AYPF Philadelphia Field Trip, May 2006
SynopsisIn May of 2006, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) led a field trip to Philadelphia, Pa., in an…
- November 1, 2005
SynopsisAYPF conducted site visits to San Diego, California in May 2003; Cleveland, Ohio in December 2003; New York City,…