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.
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.
- Starting healthy, staying healthy
- Stable and secure families
- Educational readiness and success
- Safe and supportive community.
We don’t do any of this work in a silo. Our starting point for any community discussion to prioritize the greatest needs of youth and develop key community indicators.
We work with Arlington Community Partners to help with this.