Action Teams

Why Should You Join a Youth Thrive Action Team?

Partners inform and support the work of Youth Thrive by participating on an Action Team.

 What are the advantages to being involved in an Action Team?

Serving on an Action Team gives you and your organization the opportunity to learn about the mutually reinforcing activities others in the community are undertaking toward the shared goals, a chance to build additional collaborations, make new connections, share resources, and contribute to collective action for Wake County youth.

How much time do I have to invest in an Action Team? Where will my team meet and how often?

Teams will begin convening in October 2016 by working toward the strategic goals identified in the Strategic Planning Blueprint. Action Teams will meet approximately six times per year for three- hour work sessions.  There may be some preparation/ “homework” outside of meetings (e.g., reaching out to others to obtain information, doing research, etc.).  Locations for each meeting will be announced early in the process. We will work to have each Action Team meet at the same time each month on the same date in the same location, so participants can plan.

What specific skills do I need when serving on an Action Team? What do I have to do?

First and foremost, we need your full participation and voice at the table. If you are an agency/organization leader or front line staff, we need you to bring your “in the field” experiences and your knowledge of the specific activities your organization is doing to work toward the identified goals.

Which Action Team Should I Join?

You should join an Action Team where your passion is best suited and/or where your organization is best represented. It is possible that your organization may need to spread staff across multiple Action Teams in order to fully offer up the breadth of services provided to children and youth across the various areas of concern. Youth Thrive convenes the following Action Teams:

Educational Success: There will be one team focused on the goal of 95% of students graduating high school college and career ready

Those organizations focused on the goal of 95% of third grade students reading on grade level, are encouraged to join of the Action Teams of Wake Up and Read.

 Emotional Well-being:

Goal: Eliminate youth suicides and bullying

Data Action Team: Address continuous data improvement and collection and provide ongoing governance and stewardship recommendations for the Visual Analytics Shared Data Platform.

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Educational  Success Action Team

  • 95% graduation rate, ready for college and career
  • 95% of third grade students read on grade level

Emotional Well-being  Action Team

  • Bullying prevention
  • Suicide prevention

Data Action Team

  • Continuous data improvement and collection
  • Updates to the Wake County Youth Well-being Profile
  • Improving local data sharing practices
  • Focus on exploring shared measurement and shared measurement systems

Celebrating the work of the action teams and development of the Strategic Planning Blueprint!