Advancing Positive Youth Development Through Advocacy and Policy
January 20, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Elizabeth Gaines, Forum for Youth Investment
Danielle Evennou, Forum for Youth Investment
Webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn how they can impact directly impact youth through advocacy and policy efforts that advance positive youth development. The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. A trusted resource for policy makers, advocates, researchers and program professionals, the Forum provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.
Elizabeth Gaines is Director of Policy at the Forum for Youth Investment where she oversees the Forum’s work related to state and local policy and manages various national partnerships and networks of executive leaders, legislators, advocates and youth councils. She coordinates the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Network and is the primary contact for a partnership with NCSL and focuses on building the Forum’s relationships with both executive and legislative policy makers interested in improving youth policy.
Danielle is Policy Associate at the Forum for Youth Investment. She supports the development of the Forum's federal, state and local policy work, including America's Youth Councils Network and Children's Cabinet Network.
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