Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 - for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement.
Our Sixth Annual National Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas and will feature plenty of engaging and exciting sessions. You'll hear about topics, strategies, research and stories in these areas and more:
- Ensuring readiness for college, work and life
- Supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) practices, policy and research
- Promoting equity for all young people
- Increasing shared commitment to common goals, strategies and measures within and across systems and sectors
- Improving program quality and effectiveness
- Measuring, managing and evaluating performance
- Engaging and connecting stakeholders
- Aligning resources, policies, initiatives and strategies
- Building skills for convening, planning and implementation of collective impact efforts
Prior to the official start of the 2017 National Meeting on Wednesday, March 29th, the Forum and our partners will be hosting a number of pre-sessions. Registration is required for pre-sessions. We anticipate adding additional pre-sessions in the coming months and will notify conference registrants as new opportunities become available.
Please be sure to read the pre-meeting description in full before registering to confirm they match your interests and you meet the participation requirements.
For more information for pre-meetings, please visit here.
You are responsible for booking your own accommodations. We recommend booking your room as early as possible to ensure availability. We have negotiated a group rate of $229.00 per room at the Hilton Austin hotel. The cut-off date is Feb. 28, 2017 (or until block is full). Book your room now.
We have a limited scholarship pool available, but are committed to enabling as many interested leaders to participate in the Ready by 21 National Meeting as possible. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
For cancellations submitted by Feb. 13, 2017, your conference registration fees will be refunded 100%. For cancellations submitted between Feb. 14 and March 6, 2017, 50% of your conference registration fees will be refunded. There will be no refund of conference registration fees after March 6, 2017. To request a refund please email email@example.com. Refund request will be processed within 48 hours. In addition, any name substitutions can be made prior to March 20, with no associated fee. After that, a fee may incur.
The Forum for Youth Investment wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied service, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals becasue of absence of auxilary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disability Act. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your needs.
//UNITED WAY FLEX CREDITS
Attention United Way Leaders: We are proud to announce that the 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting has been approved for flex credits.