Developing Strong Youth Councils


The Youth Council Institute Guidebook
The YCi Guidebook brings together the tools, materials, strategies, approaches and lessons learned by Youth Councils across the state through the first two and a half years of YCi. YCi has prepared this Guidebook to assist and guide Youth Councils across California as they pursue the development of comprehensive, local systems that serve all youth.

The Youth Council Institute Guidebook
(PDF 17.9 mb)
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All Youth - One System: Elements of a Comprehensive Youth - Serving System
This framework guides partners in implementing the five key elements of a comprehensive youth serving system.

Graphic (PDF 9 mb)
Assessment (PDF 125 kb)
Workplan (PDF 67 KB)

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Functions of a Youth Council in Building the System
This framework illustrates the four functions describing the roles and actions of a local youth council as it builds its comprehensive youth-serving system.

Graphic Framework (PDF 188 kb)
Assessment
(PDF 112 kb)
Workplan

Progress Report (PDF 84 kb)

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Stages of Building the System
This framework guides the five-stage process of enhancing capacity to deliver more comprehensive and better services.

Graphic Framework (PDF 712 kb)

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YCideas: A Compilation of Promising Practices from Youth Councils throughout California, 2001-2005
has been prepared by the Youth Council Institute to acknowledge and share the accomplishments of Youth Councils over the last four years, as they have pursued the development of a single comprehensive system that serves all youth in their local area.

YCideas: A Compilation of Promising Practices from Youth Councils throughout California, 2001-2005
(PDF 2 mb)

To locate individual YCideas use any of the four indices:

Subject
Youth Council
Elements of a Comprehensive Local Youth-Serving System
Functions of a Youth Council in Building the System

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Youth Council Institute 2005 Impact Report

during the period 2001- 2005, Youth Councils across California enjoyed great success, due largely to efforts of the Youth Council Institute (YCi), the State's technical-assistance and capacity-building strategy for improving youth services in local areas. This report outlines the impacts that YCi has had, and describes how local Youth Councils and practitioners have applied YCi's lessons in their communities.

Youth Council Institute 2005 Impact Report

(PDF 364 kb)
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Funding Matrix for a Comprehensive Youth Serving System provides information on a variety of Federal, State, and private foundation funding sources available for serving youth ages 14 to 21 (at time of publication in 2003). The programs and grants identified in the matrix center on assisting youth in meeting basic needs, completing educational goals, and securing employment.

Funding Matrix for a Comprehensive Youth Serving System
(PDF 840 kb)

 

50 Stories All Youth - One System

50 Stories, All Youth-One System tells the story of California's fifty Workforce Investment Boards and Youth Councils. It provides a snapshot of the initiatives and activities underway in the summer of 2003. It reflects the complexity and diversity of the locally-based workforce development system in California: urban and rural; north, central, coastal, and south; youth who are growing into adulthood in all kinds of cultural, economic, and educational environments.

50 Stories All Youth - One System
(PDF 4.2 mb)
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