Posted by Willy Franzen on November 27, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
I’m sure that plenty of you are feeling unprepared for the world. Thinking about your career can be intimidating, stressful, and overwhelming. The truth is that if you’re reading this, you’re probably more prepared than most people your age. In general our country’s youth aren’t as well prepared for adulthood as they should be, which is why The Forum for Youth Investment, based in Washington, DC, is so focused on their Ready By 21 program. The organization’s research shows that “only four in ten young people entering their 20s are doing well – healthy, connected and ready for college, work and life” while “two in ten are doing poorly.” The Forum for Youth Investment wants to change that. They’re calling for leaders in education, business, government and community-based organizations to change how they do business and start using “bigger goals, bolder strategies, better data and broader partnerships to improve programs for children and young people.”
The Forum for Youth Investment describes itself as an “action tank” as opposed to a think tank. They want to do whatever it takes to make sure that our nation’s young people are “ready for college, work, and life.” What I really like about The Forum for Youth Investment is that they base their programming on heavy research. Data is essential to their mission, so their actions aren’t led by ideals as much as they are driven by facts. Ready By 21 is all about bringing the research to life and moving towards a time when every individual is ready to do well by the age of 21. It should hit close to home for a lot of you, so if you’re moved by this mission, you should check out jobs at The Forum for Youth Investment. Right now they’re looking for an Outreach & Engagement Associate. Give it a look.
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