AYPF focuses on improving policies and practices that impact youth marginalized by systemic inequities, 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.
- December 22, 2014
The Forgotten Half: Pathways to Success for America’s Youth and Young Families (1988)
This 1988 landmark report, co-authored by AYPF founder Samuel Halperin, examined the significant obstacles facing young people in the United States in…
- December 9, 2014
Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care
In "Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care," the American Youth Policy Forum has highlighted best…
- November 21, 2014
The Forgotten Half Revisited: American Youth and Young Families, 1988-2008
Building upon AYPF founder Samuel Halperin's landmark 1988 reports, The Forgotten Half: Non-College Youth in America and The Forgotten Half: Pathway to Success…
- October 22, 2014
From Discipline to Dialogue: An AYPF Blog Series
SynopsisThis blog series highlights the research, policies, and practices that are transforming schools, supporting teachers, and empowering youth voice.…