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.
- May 13, 2013
Improving College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities (2013)
Synopsis:This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and…
- 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
Challenges, Assets, and Innovations: Considerations for Secondary Education in Rural Communities
SynopsisThe overall U.S. high school graduation rate is 73.1% among rural students. Nationwide, nearly half of all operating school…
- 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…