Successful Children and Youth Policy Team
The SCYPT initiated a multi-sector effort to address chronic absenteeism in Fairfax County schools. The Attendance Action Plan (PDF) was endorsed in 2015.
The SCYPT is working to develop a systemic approach to implementing community schools in Fairfax. A 2019 presentation to the SCYPT on Community Schools Updates and Next Steps (PDF) provides the basis of the approach.
In 2021, the SCYPT convened a workgroup to develop recommendations to ensure that all youth graduate from high school, and if not continuing with higher education, are able to obtain a job that positions them for a successful career. View the recommendations in the Fairfax County Opportunity Youth Collective Impact Network report (PDF).
My Brother’s Keeper
Former President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 as a White House Initiative to address the persistent opportunity gaps boys and young men of color face and to ensure all young people can reach their full potential. Today, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA) is a program of the Obama Foundation and works to unleash the power of communities working together to solve problems for boys and young men of color at a level to improve real life outcomes. In early 2023, the SCYPT endorsed the approach and the scope of work found in the MBK Fairfax Initiative presentation (PDF).
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