There are no simple solutions to life’s complex social problems. Large-scale social problems require coordinated, structured, and collaborative approaches. Collective impact brings diverse organizations together, in a structured way, to achieve social change.
Click below to view a two-minute video from the Collective Impact Forum:
Want to learn more about collective impact? Check out these brief webinars created for Youth Thrive by Community Systems Group:
The purpose of this Guide for Best Practices in Positive Youth Development is to assist traditional and non-traditional organizations and individuals who want to improve their programs, places, and policies related to youth development. This guide was developed from existing research-based quality standards.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a framework for how a community can support all youth so they can grow up fully prepared, fully engaged, and healthy and develop to their full potential.
|Policies and Practices
|Routine and Structure
|Strategic Support and Collaboration
A comprehensive online resource database with enhanced features designed to increase access to all the resources of Wake County.
Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development and Policy Research (1996). Advancing Youth Development: A Curriculum for Training Youth Workers [Electronic Version]. Washington, DC: Author. View PDF
Dotterweich, J. (n.d.). Act for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence Positive Youth Development Resource Manual [Electronic Version]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Family Life Development Center. View PDF
Pittman, K., Irby, M., Tolman, J., Yohalem, N., & Ferber, T. (2003). Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals? [Electronic Version]. Based upon Pittman, K. & Irby, M. (1996). Preventing Problems or Promoting Development? Washington, DC: The Forum for Youth Investment, Impact Strategies, Inc. Visit Website
US DHHS Family and Youth Services Bureau National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (2007). Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice [Electronic Version]. View PDF
Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development and Policy Research (n.d.) What is Youth Development?