Support for the Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award

This grant will support the American Youth Policy Forum’s (AYPF) and the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) creation of the Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award.

This annual event will be held in conjunction with IEL’s Washington Policy Seminar in Washington, DC. During the event, an award will be given to a young person who has overcome barriers to success and has committed him or herself to public service. As many as 400 policy leaders from Washington, DC and around the nation will be invited to attend the event, and the focus will be the needs of the “Forgotten Half,” the promotion of policies that improve the lives of youth and young people, and the acknowledgement of the importance of public service. Samuel Halperin was the founder of IEL and AYPF, and he was the study director of the William T. Grant Foundation Commission on Work, Family and Citizenship, which produced “The Forgotten Half: Non-College Youth in America and Pathways to Success for America’s Youth and Young Families.”

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