Collaboration

Worcester Youth Development and Professional Leadership Symposium

The WYDPLS started in 2016 as an effort to improve coordination and access to professional development opportunities aimed at improving the youth work force. In its third year of operation, its signature effort is an annual summer training program for youth ages 14-21 who are staffing Recreation Worcester summer programming and youth who are being placed in summer jobs across the city, some of which are in youth programs.

Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

For 30 years the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) has coordinated the efforts of the four largest Minneapolis Public Jurisdictions: The City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, and the Minneapolis Public Schools. YCB continues to remain a unique collaborative model that convenes and connects organizations in Minneapolis and across jurisdictions, with the goal of implementing and coordinating policies, opportunities, and services that benefit Minneapolis children and youth.

Just Launched! Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Resource: Newly-Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Pathways for Youth: Strategic Plan for Federal Collaboration

This plan, developed by the IWGYP, is a first step to address common federal goals for youth, elevate strong models of youth programs, policies, and other supports, and articulate areas for future collaborative work with and for youth.

Coordinating Systems to Support Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs

Research has demonstrated that as many as one in five children/youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Read about how coordination between public service agencies can improve treatment for these youth.

Youth M.O.V.E. National

We spoke with Youth M.O.V.E. National, Youth M.O.V.E. Miami – Though the Arts, and Youth M.O.V.E. Jacksonville in person and by phone in July 2014 and again via email in September 2015

Carrie

We spoke with Carrie via email in May and June 2014.

Carrie S., 20, was named National Student of the Year by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and served as an intern with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). She is now a junior at the University of North Dakota, pursuing a double major in communications and international studies. Carrie shares her experiences working to promote safe driving among teens and her belief in the power of youth voice in government.

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