New Website on National Youth Policy

Posted by on March 12, 2004

[posted from the Promising Practices in After School listserv]

The Forum for Youth Investment Launches New Web Resource Focused on National Youth Policy

In December 2002, President Bush issued a memorandum establishing the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth (the Task Force) to develop a “comprehensive Federal response” to the needs of disadvantaged youth, “with a focus on enhanced agency accountability and effectiveness.” The Task Force released its final report at the end of December 2003. Coordinated by the Forum for Youth Investment, the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth Action Center ( is devoted to tracking the implementation of the Task Force’s recommendations; advocating for deeper implementation; and increasing the participation of foundations, state and local policy makers, advocates, service providers, community and faith-based organizations, and young people in shaping the implementation of the recommendations.

For more information about the Action Center or The Forum for Youth Investment, visit our Web site available at:

About the Forum:

The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ?Ready by 21? ? ready for work, college and life. This goal requires that young people have the supports, opportunities and services needed to prosper and contribute where they live, learn, work, play and make a difference. The Forum provides information, technical assistance, training, network support and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.

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