Theory of Change

Our collaborative partners believe that children and youth are more likely to be safe, healthy, well educated and prepared for adulthood when:

  • They are embedded in a strong system of supports and opportunities
  • They attend high quality schools
  • The voices of youth, families and the community help to create change
  • Their neighborhoods have the capacities and resources to support youth and families
  • Broader systems and policies create conditions under which children and youth can thrive

The model recognizes that collaborative work exists in a larger political, economic, and social context that impacts the way strategies are translated into practical, feasible tactics.