Collaborative Action Networks or CANs are the “guts” of the Youth Initiative of Adams County. Using the cradle to career outcomes to guide their work, CANs focus on a specific indicator as a collective force, applying their efforts in a collaborative and constructive way.
Together, within the Collaborative Action Network, we…
- Focus on county-wide and disaggregated data
- Work to understand barriers
- Engage youth in our work
- Focus on equity
- Set goals and work on projects
- Receive technical assistance and support to help accomplish goals
- Seek resources to support efforts
- Determine what works and scale those efforts
Cross-sector practitioners and individuals who are interested in organizing around one of the Cradle to Career Outcome areas and collaborating to increase the success of our youth are invited to join this group.
It is our intent that CAN members have a sense of shared ownership over improvement in the Cradle to Career Outcome area they have aligned to and eventually will be tasked to set targets for The Partnership in moving the needle for that outcome area.