About Youth Thrive


All young people in Wake County become thriving adults.


To foster and maintain a sustainable community partnership that promotes the success of youth, ages 5-18, in Wake County.


Youth Thrive employs an intentional equity focus, using targeted strategies to reach universal goals.  Every young person should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their zip code or socio-economic status, their gender, sexual orientation, ability-level, race/ethnicity, or religion.  Our work is grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion; we seek to identify and address the root causes that contribute to disparities in youth well-being, while cultivating the conditions that help all youth thrive.

T          Team work and collaboration
H          Honesty and accountability to the young people and the community we serve
R          Respect for diversity of thought
         Innovation and commitment to improving conditions for Wake County Youth
V          Youth Voice is a driver in our work
E          Equity is essential to achieving youth well-being

Members and Partners

Our partners include a cross section of individuals and organizations seeking to ensure that youth in Wake County become thriving adults. Youth Thrive members and partners are comprised of youth, community leaders and stakeholders, educators, businesses, community organizations, faith-based entities, nonprofits and other youth-serving organizations, local government, and many others.

Our Goals

  1. Serve as Wake County’s premier collaborator and convener of youth-serving professionals and organizations;
  2. Serve as training and technical assistance provider for Wake County youth-serving professionals and organizations;
  3. Ensure shared measures to foster data-driven decision making.




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Wake Network Of Care

A comprehensive online resource database with enhanced features designed to increase access to all the resources of Wake County.

iThrive Wake App

The iThriveWake app highlights places, spaces, services, and resources for young people in Wake County, NC.