As of June 2021, Youth Thrive has determined the need to revisit its operational model and will not be operating in the current structure as it is today. Youth Thrive still seeks to be a convener of collective impact for youth in Wake County but it will look different moving forward. If you are a partner or work with Youth Thrive in any way, look forward to hearing more about how the work will progress in the future. All of the toolkits, campaigns, and resources will still be accessible for you to use. Thank you for your understanding.

Youth Thrive is the Wake County Youth Collaborative

How We Work


There are no simple solutions to complex social problems. They require coordinated, structured, collaborative approaches.

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Key Linkages

Youth Thrive works toward 6 Strategic Linkages to make measurable progress on top-priority issues.

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Action Teams

We convene action teams to make measurable progress on top-priority issues. Join us!

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Our History

After an increase in youth homicides in Raleigh in 2009, Mayor Pro Tem Dr. James West championed the creation of a youth collaborative.

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We’re a community-based partnership of youth-serving professionals and organizations seeking to create better outcomes for youth through collective impact.

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You can access timely and helpful information about resources and strategies in our bi-weekly enewsletter.

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Impact Highlights

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