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National Collaboration for Youth
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🌟 National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) 🌟

We're at the forefront of advocating for America's youth, offering a united voice to enhance their lives and help them reach their full potential. πŸš€

Why We're Here:
Founded by visionary national leaders, the NCY is committed to advancing positive youth development. Our goal? To provide enriching experiences, advocate for justice, and ensure fair treatment for all young people. 🌱

What We Do:

- Policy: Our Washington Group leads the charge in policy development, focusing on positive outcomes for youth.

- Practice: Our Program Group drives initiatives that uplift the practice of positive youth development.

- Research: Backed by evidence, our Research Group supports innovative approaches for youth empowerment.

Our mission is more than wordsβ€”it's action. By uniting organizations across the nation, we're making a tangible difference in the lives of young people. Together, we're nurturing their assets and potential, not just addressing challenges. πŸ’ͺ

Join us in this journey to create a brighter future for our youth. Because when we invest in them, we invest in a better tomorrow. 🌈
#NationalCollaborationForYouth #YouthDevelopment #PositiveChange #FutureLeaders
National Collaboration for Youth
2 days ago
🌟 Spotlight on Youth Today: Shaping the Future Through Journalism 🌟

Youth Today stands as a beacon of quality, independent journalism, dedicated to empowering those committed to the development and success of our children. Our mission? To ensure every young person achieves their full personal, educational, and societal potential. πŸš€

Whether you're a practitioner, educator, parent, youth, funder, advocate, policymaker, or lawmaker, Youth Today is your go-to source. We dive deep into out-of-school time issues, offering insights that connect the dots within the broader context of child welfare, society, and education. πŸ“š

By providing comprehensive coverage and training, we aim to enlighten and inform, helping stakeholders at all levels understand the critical importance of supporting our youth. Together, we can create a brighter future for the next generation. 🌱

Stay informed, stay inspired, and join us in making a difference. Because when we understand more, we can do more for our youth. πŸ’‘

#YouthToday #IndependentJournalism #YouthDevelopment #EducationForAll #SocietalImpact #EmpoweringYouth
National Collaboration for Youth
2 days ago
🌟 Launching "Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons" πŸ“š

We're proud to introduce a groundbreaking publication by the National Collaboration for Youth, with crucial contributions from Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. This report marks a pivotal step forward in juvenile justice reform, offering a comprehensive guide for transforming our approach to youth incarceration. πŸš€

πŸ” Why It Matters:

1. Provides actionable strategies for juvenile justice administrators, legislators, judges, and advocates.

2. Aims to end youth incarceration, enhance public safety, and restore community belonging.

3. Highlights the untapped assets within communities with high needs, advocating for their leverage to meet challenges.

Our vision is clear: to replace the cycle of incarceration with neighborhood-based services and programs that recognize and utilize the inherent strengths of our communities. 🌱

Join us in embracing this handbook as a blueprint for change. Together, we can create safer, more supportive environments for our young people, ensuring they thrive in their homes and neighborhoods, not behind bars. 🀝

Executive Summary - https://www.nationalassembly.o...

Full Report - https://www.nationalassembly.o...

Press Release - https://www.nationalassembly.o...

Video: Beyond Bars (9 mins) - https://vimeo.com/195579731

Video: What’s the Alternative? (1 hr 44 mins) - https://vimeo.com/189680755/6d...

WEBINAR: Watch the recorded webinar online and download the slides.

Recorded Webinar - https://register.gotowebinar.c...

Slides - https://www.nationalassembly.o...

#BeyondBars #YouthJusticeReform #SafeCommunities #JuvenileJustice #Advocacy #CommunityAssets #NCY
National Collaboration for Youth
2 days ago
🌈 Building a Brighter Future Together 🌈

While we often herald our youth as our greatest treasure, our actions and investments have not consistently matched these words. The hurdles of child poverty, youth homelessness, juvenile delinquency, and more not only persist but have deepened amidst economic challenges. Yet, the promise of the 21st century lies in the hands of our young people, their families, and communities. πŸš€

The time is now for child and youth-serving organizations to embrace integrated, targeted strategies for youth development. The National Collaboration for Youth is leading the charge with policy recommendations that blend research-driven best practices and innovative changes. These initiatives are not just plans but pathways to a future where every child, every youth, flourishes. 🌟

Together, we can overcome the complex challenges we face and unlock a future filled with promise for our children, our youth, and our nation. Let's commit to making the necessary investments in our most precious asset - our young people - and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future. 🌍

#BrighterFuture #YouthDevelopment #InvestInYouth #NationalCollaborationForYouth #PolicyChange #TogetherWeCan
National Collaboration for Youth
2 days ago
🌟 Investing in Our Future: An Essential Agenda for America's Communities 🌟

In the midst of crucial policy discussions shaping our nation's future, a vital component is often missed: the well-being of its people. The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) is stepping up with a policy agenda that brings our communities' needs to the forefront. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Our latest recommendations focus on how federal investments in human services can dramatically enhance the lives of youth, seniors, families, and individuals with disabilities. It's more than an investment in services; it's an investment in our collective future. πŸ’‘

Why It Matters:

- Youth are the leaders of tomorrow. Empowering them today sets the stage for a brighter future.

- Supporting seniors ensures they continue to live with dignity and contribute to our communities.

- Strengthening families creates stable, nurturing environments for growth and prosperity.

- Assisting individuals with disabilities opens doors to opportunities and inclusivity.

Together, we can build a society where everyone thrives. Let's urge our leaders in Washington to prioritize the real key to America's economic and social well-being: its people. Join us in advocating for a policy agenda that invests in human potential and community resilience. πŸ’ͺ

#InvestingInOurFuture #HumanServices #PolicyChange #CommunityWellbeing #NHSA
National Collaboration for Youth
2 days ago
πŸŽ‰ National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) πŸŽ‰

As part of the National Assembly, the NCY stands tall with over 50 national non-profit organizations dedicated to the cause of youth development. Together, we're a force for positive change, committed to making America a better place for our young people. 🌟

πŸ”Ή Our Mission: To unite as a powerful voice advocating for the well-being and potential of youth across the nation.

By the Numbers:

- Serving over 40 million young people πŸ™Œ
- Powered by 100,000+ dedicated staff πŸ’Ό
- Supported by 6 million+ volunteers ❀️
- A presence in every community across America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Through collaboration, we're not just dreaming of a brighter future; we're creating it. Our members work tirelessly to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to thrive, develop, and reach their highest potential.

Let's continue to inspire, empower, and support the next generation. Together, we can make an even bigger difference. Here's to many more years of transforming lives! πŸš€

#NCY #YouthDevelopment #MakingADifference #Empowerment #CommunityImpact