Collective impact work cannot move forward when organizations and municipalities work in
silos. This is why we are very excited to announce that Broomfield has recently joined the
partnership and established a Youth Employment Collaborative Action Network! With
Broomfield partners at the table, we can work collectively to move the needle on youth
employment and ensure that ALL youth in the City and County of Broomfield are employed at a
COMING SOON: ACYI is changing our name! This change will be reflective and inclusive of
Broomfield County’s important role in this work and will move our community towards
cultivating a more collaborative partnership. We are excited to unveil our new name in mid-
December, so stay tuned!
OUR GOAL: Ensure ALL youth in Adams and Broomfield Counties will be employed at a self-sufficient wage.
WHY YOUTH EMPLOYMENT? Youth employment is the critical culmination of a child’s cradle-to-career journey. The ACYI Partnership has identified the need to understand the state of youth employment, so that we can address the systemic barriers our youth face in obtaining employment at a wage that allows them to be self-sufficient. This work is highly aligned with Broomfield’s strategic goals of creating a thriving community, by increasing economic vitality, employment resiliency, and fostering whole family success, especially for ALL youth.
HOW? The Broomfield Youth Employment CAN is a collective impact mechanism that brings together cross-sector representation and community voice to improve youth employment as a cradle-to-career outcome. We utilize a continuous improvement model to accomplish our goals by committing to the following: understanding the current state and setting a baseline, developing time bound and measurable targets, gathering authentic community voice to inform improvement strategies, and using this data to align resources towards improving youth employment in the City and County of Broomfield.
|Understand the current state by identifying a baseline of youth employment in Broomfield County.||
Only 67% of young people, ages 18-24, in Broomfield County are making a wage at the self-sufficiency standard and an additional 700 youth are disconnected, meaning they are not in school or employed, in any capacity.
|Develop time bound, measurable targets to improve rates.||
Global Target/Results Statement: ALL youth in Broomfield County will be employed at a self-sufficient wage.
Short-Term SMART Target: In development
|Understand WHY more youth are not employed at a sustainable wage||
This will be informed by an upcoming TEGA study.
|Align resources, build upon existing strategies, and identify additional ones that will yield the highest results.||
Currently being developed.
COMMITMENT: It is our intent that CAN members have a sense of shared ownership over improvement in this indicator they have aligned to and eventually will be tasked to set targets for The Partnership in impacting youth employment.
- Commit to attending and actively participating in monthly iCAN Sessions
- Openly share information and best practices
- Agree to mutual accountability
- Agree to using data to inform work
- Implement iCAN action steps as part of current work
- Adopt and adapt to practices identified by the continuous improvement practice
- Share ‘Stories of Impact’
WHO? Cross-sector practitioners and individuals who are interested in organizing and collaborating around youth employment to increase the success of our youth are invited to join this group.
- Non Profit
- Law Enforcement
- Public Sector
- Faith Based
HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Contact us to learn more about joining the ACYI Youth Employment Collaborative Action Network (CAN).