Arlington, a community where all young people and families are valued, supported and empowered.
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.
About Developmental Assets®
The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become one of the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the US. It was developed in 1990by the Search Institute. Read the list of assets.
Meeting dates: Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m. unless noted*
2018: Jan 25, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 23, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
*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 15 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.
- Starting healthy, staying healthy
- Stable and secure families
- Educational readiness and success
- Safe and supportive community.