The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is a nonpartisan organization charged with strengthening youth policymaking by bridging policy, practice, and research. For the past 12 years, AYPF has been supporting the Foundation’s work around the use of research evidence by organizing various convenings. In the coming year, AYPF will organize four policy forums, three webinars, and two URE discussion groups to build greater knowledge of the effective use of research in the field. They will also reach out to congressional staff and members of the administration; representatives of national advocacy, education, and child welfare organizations; think tanks; researchers; and education media.
AYPF will use the grant to educate and inform policymakers about the use of research evidence in policy and practice to improve outcomes for young people.