ACT for Youth, New York

December 27, 2002

The goals of the Assets Coming Together for Youth Initiative is to strengthen community partnerships to promote youth development and to prevent unhealthy youth behaviors. ACT for Youth is supported by the New York State Department of Health, and was developed in partnership with Partners for Children, a collaboration of private and public organizations committed to improving education and health outcomes for children and youth in New York state. Through the initiative, 11 community partnerships are developing prevention and youth development strategies to respond to community needs. Partnerships receive assistance from two Regional Centers of Excellence.