Youth Initiative works to ensure that young people have
meaningful roles within their community, are involved in
decision making that affects them and feel valued by their
Choose Healthy Behaviors
The Youth Initiative works to ensure that all young
people have access to enriching and fun activities out side
of school where they can build positive relationships with
adults and peers while expanding their knowledge, skills
Youth Initiative's approach
encompasses the following
Everyone can play a role in helping kids grow
up to be emotionally, socially and physically healthy. Presentations,
videos, brochures, and a web site are available to provide
community members with the knowledge they need to help the
positive development of all young people.
By working together, community members can utilize
existing comprehensive resources to more effectively reach
young people. The Youth Initiative helps coordinate
collaborative alliances, bringing key stakeholders to the
table around specific issues as well as building connections
between organizations, individuals, businesses, schools,
civic groups, government, and churches.
There is a vast amount of information (data, opportunities,
needs, etc.) that the Youth Initiative is continually
being made aware of. By sorting through this information
and making the appropriate connections with groups and individuals,
the Youth Initiative serves to ensure a productive
and positive community impact.
Measuring the results of our work confirms our
effectiveness and informs future actions. Education and
support is available to all youth-serving organizations
regarding the evaluation of programs and partnerships.