New Publication: Forum Focus for Youth

Posted by on February 6, 2004

Making the case for increased investments in older youth during out-of-school time requires making the case for doing business differently * rethinking a range of strategic and conceptual decisions including recruitment and attendance, policy framing, program content and partnership development. The February 2004 issue of Forum Focus zooms in on some promising solutions. In Research Update, we summarize findings from two recent studies of programs serving high school youth and offer an age-appropriate framework for describing features of quality out-of-school time settings. In On the Ground, we describe how TASC (The After-School Corporation) is engaging teenagers after school in New York City. Voices from the Fields features candid conversations with B.J. Walker, chief of human infrastructure for the city of Chicago, and Nancy Wachs, executive director of After School Matters.

Forum Focus, a regular publication of the Forum for Youth Investment, is published five times a year and circulated as an insert in Youth Today, the newspaper that has chronicled the allied youth fields for more than a decade. Each issue focuses on a cross-cutting topic that speaks to audiences across the allied youth fields and brings readers research updates, on the ground examples, interviews with key leaders and resource lists.

Download a copy of the newest Forum Focus, High School: The Next Frontier for After-School Advocates?, from our Web site at (8-page PDF). Back issues of Forum Focus can be downloaded at

If you would prefer to receive a high-quality hard copy by mail at an affordable price, please send a request for more information to

We encourage you to share Forum Focus with others and to share comments with us via the online reader survey, email, fax or letter. To request copyright or reprint/repost information, contact: The Forum for Youth Investment, Attn: Forum Focus, The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012, T: 202.207.3333; F: 202.207.3329; Email:

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