VYP helps communities amplify, connect, and refocus the great programming and efforts already happening in their community as well as identifying new avenues to provide healthy environments and opportunities for youth. We’re here to support communities, individuals, and third space leaders at every stage of readiness. Learn about the different ways to take action below.  

Capacity Building Communities:
Step 1: Read the VYP and Community Prevention Guidebook and VYP Community Lead Toolkit
Step 2: Work with the VYP state team to form a local coalition focused on positive youth development and designate a community lead
Step 3: Bring VYP workshops to your community
Step 4: Begin to develop local strategies based on the key findings from the statewide data

Full Implementation Communities:
Step 5: Sign the 5-year MOA with Vermont Afterschool to receive wraparound support for positive youth development and real-time key data findings from the Planet Youth survey. Please take our readiness assessment for a first step.
Step 6: Continue the ongoing and deep level work to create systemic change. VYP is a continuous process and communities should work to look at youth data annually and adjust strategies. In Step 6, VYP communities have committed to positive youth development and have created the groundwork to continue this work beyond the 5 year MOA.

• Participate in a local parent/caregiver group

• Participate in a local youth council

• Share a VYP fact sheet with a friend or neighbor

• Attend a local training

Learn more about VYP

• Read the sports coach guidebook *coming soon*

• Read the prevention guidebook

• Sign up for a VYP workshop

• Take the coaching pledge *coming soon*