Subject Matter Expert Network

Join the SME Network to build strategic connections with your colleagues, national leaders, and funders while sharing your expertise in high quality, engaging, and culturally relevant resources and TTA delivery for the field.

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Youth Collaboratory's Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network is grounded in relationships, equity, and trust-building. Members of the SME Network will contribute to various projects within Youth Collaboratory resulting in high quality, engaging, and culturally relevant resources and TTA delivery for the field. The SME Network will also provide opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning among participants, facilitated through convenings and community building events.

Complete the SME Information Form

Our goal is to ensure that we are providing all consultants we work with an opportunity to share their experience and expertise as we implement new projects and work deeper in communities.

What are the benefits of joining the SME Network? 

  • There is no cost to being a part of the SME Network. 
  • SME Network members will have opportunities throughout the year to connect with each other and participate in professional development and community building activities. 
  • Opportunities for paid consultations may become available to SME Network members based on specific skill sets or areas of focus.

Who should consider applying? 

  • Advocates 

  • Consultants

  • Evaluators

  • People with Lived Expertise   

  • Policy Makers 

  • Researchers 

  • Service Providers 

  • Training & Technical Assistance Providers 

  • Youth/Young Adults (18-24 years of age) 

If you are interested in being a part of this new endeavor, you can learn more and share your information here. All potential members of the SME Network are asked to complete the online information form and may participate in a conversation with Youth Collaboratory staff prior to membership. If you have any questions about this opportunity or other ways to partner with Youth Collaboratory, please email