Arlington, a community where all young people and families are valued, supported and empowered.
Our Mission: Research | Engage | Advocate
To improve the health, well-being, and safety of children, youth, and families in Arlington through researching young people’s needs, advocating for improved policies and programs to meet those needs, and engaging all members of our community as part of the solution.
Meeting dates: Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m. unless noted*
2019: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28, Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 20*, Dec 18
*not 4th Wed due to holiday. Contact Kim Durand, Coordinator, at 703-228-1667 if you are interested in attending. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome!
History of APCYF
Looking back at 20 years of Partnership
June 1998: Arlington County Board and Arlington County School Board launched the Task Force on Youth to guide a community conversation to develop strategies to prevent youth risk behaviors. Along with programmatic recommendations, the Task Force recommended that the County and School Boards establish a permanent group of citizens and School and County staff who would work together to develop a consistent community agenda for Arlington’s children and their families.
Our starting point for a community discussion to prioritize the greatest needs of youth and develop key community indicators. We work with Arlington Community Partners to help with this.
- Starting healthy, staying healthy
- Stable and secure families
- Educational readiness and success
- Safe and supportive community.