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

Our Team

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