A Civil Right for America’s Youth: Being Ready for Life

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For more than a decade, Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment, has pursued the goal of getting children and youth ready for college, work and life. From defining the abilities young people need to meet life’s responsibilities to developing strategies to help communities provide cradle-to-career supports for success, the Forum has taken bold steps in the push to promote readiness. But it isn’t enough.
It’s time to position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time. What is readiness and how can we advance it? Karen answers those questions and more in her latest blog for the Huffington Post.

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