Learn more about what we're doing to strengthen outcomes for youth and young adults in high risk situations.

Youth and young adults experiencing homelessness

Youth & Young Adult Homelessness

Youth and young adults experiencing homelessness are more likely than their non-homeless peers to face significant health issues, be victims of crime, and use illicit substances.  Youth Collaboratory works with communities on coordinated responses to preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness. 

Building Community

Building Community

All people are designed for relationship and community. This desire is particularly strong during phases of childhood and adolescence. When relationships are strong, young people are able to thrive and be active in their community. Youth Collaboratory works to develop and distribute research-driven program models, resources, and services that aim to support the people and networks necessary to build a strong community.

Exposure to violence, exploitation, and trafficking

Violence, Exploitation, & Trafficking

Exposure to violence, exploitation, and trafficking can have a long-term and debilitating impact on youth and young adults. They can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental and physical health issues, and difficulty forming trusting relationships. Youth Collaboratory provides resources and tools to community-based providers to combat this trauma. 

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Education & Employment

When youth and young adults are engaged in education and employment opportunities, their likelihood of self-sufficiency increases.  Youth Collaboratory advocates for and partners with experts who work with young people to overcomes barriers to employment and education. 

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Building a Base of Evidence

Solving a problem means defining it. We help organizations collect, aggregate and translate data into actionable information at the local, state, and national level to strengthen outcomes for youth.


National Advocacy

Youth Collaboratory builds a strong collective of key allies to protect funding sources that support youth and young adults at highest risk for victimization or delinquency. 

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Authentic Youth Collaboration

Youth Collaboratory believes that young people must be at the table where decisions are made that impact their lives.  Where laws and policies are written, priorities are set, training is provided, funding is awarded, and programs are developed - youth and young adults are critical partners in mapping a path to true change.  

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