As the primary convener and collaborator in Wake County for youth-serving professionals and organizations, Youth Thrive serves as a place for every voice to be heard. Youth Thrive is the home of the Youth Thrive Network, an avenue to receive training and technical assistance to help those helping our young people. Youth Thrive is also home to the Youth Places and Spaces GIS Map, a resource which identifies youth-serving organizations and services throughout Wake County. Youth Thrive also seeks to be a place where shared understanding through data-driven decision-making identifies gaps and seeks to align services reaching all youth and helping them become thriving adults.
Youth Thrive is NOT a program providing direct services to youth; we are a collaborative of those serving youth. Youth Thrive’s efforts amplify the reach of resources available to youth in Wake County by increasing communication, identifying gaps, and aligning resources for youth programs and services. For more details about how Youth Thrive uses a Collective Impact Model in Wake County, view this presentation.
Our partners include more than 40 organizations and professionals serving youth ages 5-18. Partners represent the school system, government, afterschool providers, health and human services, law enforcement, juvenile justice, faith-based, business, and behavioral health.