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The Forum for Youth Investment• Nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” dedicated to helping communities andthe nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21 -- ready for college,work and life.• Working in partnership with the government, business, education andnonprofit sectors, we provide a framework, coaching and tools for leaderswho care about youth.• Our Mission: To create powerful opportunities and incentives for youthand adult leaders to think differently, act differently and act together becausethey are:• linked by core beliefs about what is needed,• guided d by a shared sense of accountability,• girded by compelling data, and• driven by a common desire to ensure that all children, youth, families andcommunities have the supports and opportunities they need to succeed.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


The Ready by 21 ChallengeTheory of Change:Engaging State andLocal Leaders toChange the Odds forYouthHelping leaders to:•Connect to other leaders•Engage in learning•Bring precision to their passion•Address pressing issuesManagingpartnerMobilizationpartnersThe National PartnersSignature partnerIn order to improve child and youthoutcomesTechnical/ Researchpartners© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Leaders – change-makers – are the pivotpoint of the Ready by 21 approachmoving the small gearmakes a big differenceSource: Ready by 21© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Changing gthe Way We Do BusinessThink DifferentlyBIG PICTURE APPROACHso that together we canAct DifferentlySET BIGGER GOALSBE BETTER PARTNERSUSE BOLDER STRATEGIES© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


TODAY’S AGENDA-Introductions-Big Picture Thinking Review-Purpose of Landscape Mapping-Richmond United Way LandscapeMapping Example-Illinois Overview and GrundyCounty-Questions and Discussion


Big Picture Thinking Review


The American DREAMAll Youth Can be Ready.Every Family and CommunityCan be Supportive.Each Leader Can Make a Difference.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


The American REALITYToo Few Youth are Ready.Only 4 in 10 are doing well.Too Few Families and Communities are Supportive.Fewer than 2 in 5 youth have the supports that they need.Too Few are Trying to Make a Difference.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


The American DILEMMAAt a time when“Failure is NOT an Option”(The Hope Foundation)and“Trying Hard is NOT Good Enough”(Mark Friedman)THE GAP BETWEENVISION AND REALITYHAS TO BE CLOSED© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


The Challenge:To Fill the Developmental White SpaceAges21...0??SchoolCivicSocialEmotionalPhysical?AfterSchoolVocationalCognitiveOutcomeAreasMorning . . . NightAt its best, school only fillsa portion of developmental space Times of Day© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Who is Responsible for the Rest?• Families• Peer Groups• Schools and Training Organizations• Higher Education• Youth-Serving Organizations• CBOs (Non-Profit Service Providers and Associations)• Businesses (Jobs, Internships and Apprenticeships)• Faith-Based Organizations• Libraries, Parks, and Recreation Departments• Community-Based Health and Social Service Agencies© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Even the Smallest Communitieshave Too Many InitiativesCivicEngagementEducationalAttainmentDropouts& IlliteracyDelinquency& ViolenceCore Supports& OpportunitiesPregnancy& HIV/AIDSPhysicalHealth© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008Social &Emotional HealthSubstance Abuse,Suicide, DepressionUnemploymentVocationalReadiness& Success


… See a Problem, Convene a Task Force, Create a Program…Has Created a Tangle of InefficienciesChildren’s Services in Los Angeles CountySOURCE:Margaret Dunkle© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


The Big Picture Approach:Thinking DifferentlyThe Big Picture Approach• Child- and Youth-Centered• Research-Based• Action-OrientedFocus and Prioritize Differently…see both the forest and the trees© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Take Aim on the Big PictureHow are Young People Doing?Ready forCollegeReady forWorkReady forLifeLEARNINGWORKINGTHRIVINGCONNECTINGLEADINGPre-K0–5School- MiddleHighYoungAge School School Adults6–10 11–14 15–18 19–21+© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


But What Happened to the Rest of the Picture?YoungChildrenPre–KEnterYouthFamilies andAdults0–5 6–12 13–19Communities20–24ReadyEnter SchoolforCognitive/Ready toLearnacademicCollegdevelopmentSchooleReadyReadyVocationalfordevelopmentWorkPhysicalto LearndevelopmentSocial/Readyemotionalfor Life developmentCivic andcultural© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


But What Happened to the Rest of the Picture?YoungChildrenPre–KEnterYouthFamilies andAdults0–5 6–12 13–19Communities20–24ReadyEnter SchoolforCognitive/Ready toLearnacademicCollegdevelopmentSchooleReadyReadyVocationalfordevelopmentWorkPhysicalto LearndevelopmentSocial/Readyemotionalfor Life developmentCivic andcultural© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


But What Happened to the Rest of the Picture?Ready yforCollegeReady forWorkCognitive/academicdevelopmentVocationaldevelopmentPre–K ChildrenYouth0–5 6–12 13–19ChildrenEnter SchoolReady toLearnYoungAdults20–24Families andCommunitiesPhysicaldevelopmentReady forLifeSocial/emotionaldevelopmentCivic andculturaldevelopment© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Alternative:Learning to Focus DifferentlyReady forCollegeReady forWorkLEARNINGWORKINGPre-K0–5School- Middle High YoungAge School School Adults6–10 11–14 15–18 19–21+gShiftingRed to Yellow,Yellow toGreenTHRIVINGReady forLifeCONNECTINGLEADINGReady forCollegeLEARNINGPre-K0–5School-Age6–10MiddleSchool11–14HighSchool15–18YoungAdults19–21+Ready forWorkWORKINGTHRIVINGReady forLifeCONNECTINGLEADING© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Landscape Mapping


Using the Big Picture toTake Aim, Take Stock, Plan Action & Track ProgressSelecting IndicatorsDeveloping Report Cards© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008Mapping the Program LandscapeAssessing & Improving gQualityMapping the Youth Work WorkforceMapping ResourcesMapping Initiatives &Change Efforts


Getting Started: Guide to LandscapeMapping• Why do a landscape map?• What is “the landscape”?• Who should be engaged?• How are you going to engage them?-- Who’s asking?-- How do you make it easy?• How do you want to analyze and present the data?• How would you use data to generate and act onrecommendations for change? From/by whom?© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008White House Task Force


Program Landscape MappingExample: Nashville Youth AllianceLocation of Organizations – zip codes(inset) d ( )Legend123-45+© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Program Landscape MappingExample: Nashville Youth AllianceFocus Areas• When asked to describe theprogram’s focus, respondentsPrevention 40 31%offered rich descriptions that fellinto 10 broad categories:Education 15 12%• Prevention with 40 programsSports &Recreation 11 8%was the largest category,Workforcefollowed by Youth engagementDevelopment 11 8%with 17.Note: 11 of the 40 programs countedunder prevention were the “STARS”program offered in different schools.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008YouthEngagement 17 13%Intervention 11 8%Foster Care 8 5%Multicultural/Cultural Specific 6 5%Life Skills 6 5%Cultural Arts 6 4%Service 5 2%Other 10 8%


Program Landscape MappingExample: Nashville Youth AllianceImpact areas• NYA organizations were asked to note which ofAmerica’s Promise’s Five Fundamental Promises theirprograms addressed.• 3 out of 4 offer youth opportunities to contribute.t• Only Healthy 1 in 3 Start offer (47) supports for a healthy 35% start.Safe places for youth (69)51%Caring Adults (71)53%Effective Education (79)59%Opportunities for youth (102)76%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Various Examples and Applications• Many communities have conducted a Program LandscapeMapping process, including:• Austin, TX• Nashville, TN• Richmond, VA• Columbus, IN• Norman, OK• State of Rhode Island• 5 communities in the state t of IL© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Richmond United WayLandscape Mapping Example


Identify all out of school time providersand activities in the Greater RichmondArea. To assess the quality of programs. Understand program needs. Use as a guide when for 2-3 yearactionable agenda.


Longstanding need in Richmond forlandscape mapping efforts. Understanding of the benefits ofconducting a landscape map. Use of incentives(celebration breakfast/JCPenney gift cards).


Dissemination efforts:› ConnectRichmond listserv(www.connectrichmond.org).› GRIP (Gang Reduction and InterventionProject) contact list.› All United Way children, youth and familysupported programs.› Entire POST contact list. Completion Efforts:› Persistence!


Helpful in developing strategies forcommunication.› Priority for POST is quality and training vs.funding for programs. Challenged POST’s planning team’sassumptions about program needs. Provided parameters for the planningefforts.


Sandra BoothManager of Community Initiatives: Children,Youth and FamiliesUnited Way of Greater Richmond andPetersburg804.771.5830booths@yourunitedway.org


Illinois Overview and Grundy County


Ready by 21GRUNDY COUNTYPilot Project SummaryFacilitators: Joan Leigh & Anita Young, Education Service Network&Cl Claudia Baird, id Aunt tMartha’s Youth thServices CenterTechnical Assistance: Felicia Roberson, Prevention FirstConsultation: The Forum For Youth InvestmentRb21 Symposium, Chicago IL • June 28, 2007


Youth Ages 5-17 in Grundy CountyKendall'4'4 '4'4 '4'4'4 '4Legend'4'4'4'4'4 '4'4'4'4 '4'4'4 '4Grundy'4'4'4'4'4'4'4'4'4'4 '4WillYouth Population Ages 5 -17By Census Block Group01 - 273274 - 733734 - 12031204 - 22202221-4501'4ParksAgencies in Will, Gundy, and Kendall


Why conduct a landscape mappingsurvey for Grundy County?• Readiness• “Moving Train”• Goals- Assist Healthy lh CommunitySteering Group with plannedassessment- Provide youth-specific data- Create a framework fordiscussion and planning- Help the county understand andaddress critical issues pertainingto youth43


MethodologyDevelopment• Adapted d from long formdeveloped by the Forum forYouth Investment• Decided to look at the the entirecounty, not just one community• Survey tailored by ESN & AuntMartha’s with input from HealthyCommunity Steering Group• Survey was test run by GrundyCounty Rb21 pilot team• Rb21 framework & surveypromoted at local meetings44


MethodologyDissemination• Survey was mailed during firstweek of April to list of 103 recipientsidentified as known or possibleyouth service providers. Deadline:April 25• Survey was accompanied by letterfrom Healthy Community SteeringGroup• After deadline, follow-up calls weremade to solicit survey return• Telephone and in-person supportwere given to respondents asneeded


RespondentsSurvey ParticipationTo date, the Grundy County Rb21 survey team hasreceived and inputted responses from 65 programs.Government AgenciesBusiness OperationsCommunity/CivicSchoolsEducation/TrainingFaith OrganizationsNonprofit OrganizationsWorkforce ProvidersOther Organizations7pogamsprograms4 programs6 programs15 programs1 program3programs18 programs1 program10 programs


Respondents•Many M non-schoolLocation of Non-School YouthProvidersrespondents serveGrundy Countyfrom outside of17Grundy County aspart of a largerservice area.•There is no highereducationinstitution locatedin Grundy County.Outside Grundy CountyIn Grundy County3347


RespondentsProgram Size (# of Employees)7% 0%0-528%6-1050%11-5051-100100+15%• Most of the organizations represented in the Grundy Countysurvey are small (29% had staffing of 0 to 5 people). Only 4%had more than 100 staff members.• 50% of programs had staff consisting of 5 or fewer people.


Ready by 21 Goal AreasWhat goal areas does the program primarily address?Leading28%Connecting72%Ready by21Thriving48%Working23%Learning69%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%PercentThe most-cited goal area reported by Grundy Countyprograms was CONNECTING, followed closely byLEARNING.49


Services, Supports &OpportunitiesServices, Supports & Opportunities—PRIMARY or250224200185175eporting150140149Number R10070638449 50500Connecting Contributing Learning Thriving WorkingReady by 21 Goal AreasPrimarySecondary50


706050403020100Increasing Positive OutcomesDotted line at 20.8 shows average number of organizationsthat report working to increase positive outcomes.ORGANIZATIONS THAT INCREASE POSITIVE OUTCOMESLEARNING WORKING THRIVING CONNECTING LEADING26262421203029 282522141314119High AcademicMotivations/AspirationsHigher AcademicAchievementGED CompletionEmployed/ActivelySeeking EmploymentPositive Attitudestowards WorkPursuing CareerDevelopmentPhysical SafetyEngage in RegularExercise/Healthy DietPractice "safer sex" orabstinenceTeamworkValuing DiversityNavigation SkillsSupportiveRelationships withFamily/FriendsCivically ActiveContributing toCommunity LifeOutcome


Decreasing Negative OutcomesDotted line at 14.8 shows average number of organizationsthat report working to reduce negative outcomes.ORGANIZATIONS THAT REDUCE NEGATIVE OUTCOM70605040302010LEARNING WORKING THRIVING CONNECTING LEADING25252218 191899 10 11108 80School DropOutGradeRetentionPoor WorkHabitsPoor WorkHistorySubstanceAbuseEarlyPregnancySTDsSuicideViolenceGangParticipationAntisocialBehaviorVoter ApathyHate CrimesOutcome


Measuring SuccessHow Organizations Measure OutcomesHow do GrundyOtherCounty17programs showprogress? TheEvaluationchart at rightshows the ways theseSurveys33organizationsmeasure theirAnecdotal21outcomes.Method0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 6539Number of Organizations


CollaborationAre there partners that work with this program?34%66% YESMost Grundy County programs reporty y p g ppartnering with other organizations.


CollaborationWhat is the focus of the partnership?Other: Define10%Coordinating Efforts3%Program Delivery46%Facilties/Operations ResourcesTraining15%18%Info Sharing38%Research/Evaluation5%Staff/ Implementation23%Economic/ Community Development10%Publicity/Contacts23%Program Development46%Funding23%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%Most partnerships are focused on programdevelopment, program delivery, and/or thesharing of information.


CollaborationWhich groups does the program currently partner with?0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%NTTF Adolescent Interventions43%Healthy Comm. Steering9%GC Interagency Council26%GC PADS9%Morris Community Foundation38%C & A LAN #4913%13th Judicial Fam28%GC Teen Conference36%Hispanic Latino Coalition11%NTTF Strategic Network26%Other: Define11%


Are Grundy CountyPrograms Positionedto Help Youth BeReady by 21?NEGATIVESPOSITIVES• Very rapid growth and•A variety of programs aredemographic changes arealready serving Grundy Countybringing challenges to providers youth• Many youth providers are• Most of these programs areserving Grundy County fromalready involved in partnershipsoutside the county and therefore and/or desire to get involvedare not as strongly connected as •There is willingness to worklocal providerstogether th on projects• Long-time norm of low•There is a strong sense thateducational attainment in the Grundy County needs to docountymore to prepare p for the future


Where Did They GoFrom There?• Program Landscape Mapping Data waspresented to the Grundy Co. United Way HealthyCommunity Steering Group• Incorporated into the Healthy CommunityNeeds Assessment Report Public Jan 2009• Action Plan based on Needs Assessmentcurrently in progress58


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FUTURE WEBINARS: Using the Big Picture toTake Aim, Take Stock, Plan Action & Track ProgressSelecting IndicatorsUsing a Results BasedFramework© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008Mapping the Program LandscapeAssessing & Improving gQualityMapping the Youth Work WorkforceMapping ResourcesMapping Initiatives &Change Efforts


Webinar Schedule• June- Landscape Mapping• July- Ready by 21 Introduction• August- Aligning Policies and FundingPlease contact Ian Faigley at ian@forumfyi.orgfor more information about these offerings.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Ready by 21 Trainings and Institutes• In 2008 and 2009, the Forum has offered 4 Ready by21 Institutes in Washington, DC; Lansing, MI; and DesMoines, IA. The Institutes were attended by nationalpartners, local changemakers, and others committedto improving the odds for youth.• The Forum and its Ready by 21 National Partners arefinalizing dates for 2009 training opportunities. Thenext scheduled training will be held on June 25 and 26in Washington, DC.© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


Sample Ready by 21 Training Agenda• Day One • Day Two• THE CHALLENGE• 8:30 Welcome & Overview• 9:00 Identifying the Entry Points for Ready by 21• TAKE AIM• KEY COMPONENTS OF READY BY 21• 10:15 Common Terms• TAKE STOCK• 11:15 An Actionable Vision & Balanced Set ofIndicators• 1:00 Counts, Baselines, Benchmarks• PRECISION TOOLS & RESOURCESTRACKPROGRESS• 8:30 Breakfast – Reflections on Day One• 9:00 Integrated Tracking Systems• 10:15 Exploring the Precision Tools• TAKING READY BY 21 HOME• 12:30 Applying Ready by 21 in Your Work –Revisiting the Entry Points• 2:30 Adjourn• TARGET ACTION• 2:45 Priority Areas & Action Plan• 4:00 Teeing up Tomorrow (Precision Tools &Entry Points)© The Forum for Youth Investment 2008


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