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1 Shanna Martin, Director EIP Initiative Ceceily Brickley, AmeriCorps VISTA

2 Introductions Name Where you live/community What you do “Betcha never” fact

3 The mission of MCCOY, Inc. is to be the catalyst for the positive development of youth.

4 To carry out that mission… We fulfill these strategic roles:  Resource… We provide data, information, and promising success strategies.  Convener… We bring together the sectors of our community who are key to youths’ success.  Advocate… We speak out with and on behalf of youth and youth issues.  Capacity Builder… We empower those who work with youth to be more competent and effective.

5 Blueprint Blueprint for Action (1993) Blueprint for Youth: Moving Forward (2013)

6 What are youth saying…the “youth issues” are…? * Going to college * Job opportunities * Family Issues * Drugs/alcohol * Peer Pressure

7 What does a youth-friendly city look like? Youth Safety Youth Rights Advocacy for Youth Positive Family Life Youth Participation

8 Youth Friendly Community Pair up: Famous Duos Discuss: 1.) Two areas where you do well in providing a youth friendly community? 2.) Two areas where you can do better to make your community more youth friendly?

9 Youth Program Quality Assessment Defines a way of working with youth that is healthy for their growth and development.

10 Conclusion Resources Q & A Contact: Shanna Martin or Ceceily Brickley or


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