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Join us in improving the lives of young people, their families, and communities. 

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Who We Are

Youth Collaboratory is a national network that strives to dismantle the systems of oppression that create barriers for young people to achieve liberation and reach their full potential. To transform historically oppressive systems, we work across intersecting issue areas including:

  • Youth housing,
  • Liberation from exploitation and trafficking, and
  • Building supportive relationships and communities through mentoring. 

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Connecting With the Collab

Relationships are not only key to your work with youth and young adults, they’re also critical to the work we do with each other in the field. We invite you to connect with the many minds in the Youth Collaboratory network: 

  • Attend a virtual or in-person Youth Collaboratory event to connect with our community.
  • Sign up for one of our training sessions or download our toolkits to learn about some of the most promising practices for the youth services field.
  • Learn more about new training and funding opportunities, news and policy updates, and how we can collectively strengthen outcomes for youth and young adults. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest delivered straight to your inbox. 
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What We Do

We understand the time and resource challenges of addressing the issues young people are facing.

Youth Collaboratory shares experience and knowledge, elevating the tools, research, funding and partner opportunities, and most promising solutions available for you.

Our tools and resources — in the form of webinars, downloadable toolkits, and more — offer actionable insights and funding opportunities for youth services providers. We commit to developing resources that incorporate our goals of equity, liberation, and youth voice.

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Partnering With You

Your organization can level up its capacity and skill set with our tools and resources. We provide a variety of no-cost professional development options, as well as relationship-driven services rooted in practice and research that are designed to meet your needs. Our offerings include:

  • Trainings, webinars, and downloadable toolkits
  • Consultation and technical assistance
  • Proposal reviews and grant writing services
  • Advocacy support to advance public policy 

Youth Collaboratory also offers membership for organizations and individuals, providing discounts, exclusive invitations, strategic connections, funding opportunities, and more.