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ERIC Number: ED557753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-30
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Children & Youth Master Plan 2014. Alexandria
Forum for Youth Investment
In 2010, the Alexandria City Council of Virginia created the Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission (CYFCC, or the Commission) with the support of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). Establishing the Commission was a groundbreaking step toward addressing the needs of Alexandria's children in a more holistic manner. The Commission's most significant accomplishment in meeting the responsibilities associated with its purpose is the completion of the city's first Children and Youth Master Plan (the Plan). This Children and Youth Master Plan provides a blueprint for Alexandria as it seeks to allocate resources to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families who call Alexandria their home. The Plan aspires to maximize taxpayer and private investment, and to improve outcomes for all children and youth regardless of where they live and what schools they attend. In particular, the Plan: (1) Recognizes and addresses the inequities that limit the life chances of some young people and the lack of services to address these inequities; (2) Establishes a comprehensive, measurable set of cradle-to-career goals that include academic success; (3) Identifies a range of solutions--from broad strategies that will increase economic opportunities to focused strategies that will increase youth resilience--all aimed at improving youth outcomes across the board; and (4) Requires commitment and collaboration across youth-serving organizations, systems and sectors, and accountability by the city's elected and public officials. The following appendices are included: (1) Dashboard: Tracking Data; Data Coding; and Children & Youth Master Plan Dashboard; (2) Glossary of Terms and Acronyms; (3) The Planning Process; and The Principles Behind the Process; (4) Community Input; (5) Alexandria's Moving Trains; (6) Youth Forums Summary; and (7) Strategic Plans and Needs Assessments. [This report was prepared through a partnership of the Alexandria Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission and the Forum for Youth Investment, using Ready by 21® strategies.]
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Identifiers - Location: Virginia