Welcome! Youth-led programs (YLP) use many tools to aid in the planning processes as they seek to create change in their communities. The main tool used to plan for community change is the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). To assist in this process, YLP also use the Youth-Led Community-Based Process Strategy Map and a Macroplan. This allows YLP to establish a data-informed problem of practice and root causes to ensure that they are focused on measurable outcomes.
To support those interested in planning for community change, we created a series of resources to be used by both youth and adult allies engaged in YLP. Watch this short introductory video to see how these resources can be used to help your YLP plan for change in your community.
How do adult allies support young people in planning community change?
The Strategic Prevention Framework
A framework for change
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is one of two frameworks that inform YLP. How will YOU utilize the SPF to create change in YOUR community?
Webinars and Videos
Templates and Tools
Adult Ally Planning Tools
The Adult Ally Planning Tools outline the planning activities necessary for change. How will YOU use these to plan inside of YOUR YLP?
Voices from the Field: How Adult Allies Are Using These Resources
HC3: Healthy Choices Caring Communities
Strategic Plan Map Tutorial and Guidance
The SPM is an excellent tool for adult allies to document the process the young people go through as they identify problems of practice, analyze data, plan and implement strategies, and evaluate their outcomes. As leaders of the Northwest Ohio Network, a regional learning community for adult allies, we use these tools to support the adult ally participants to help them to capture the work of their young people. By understanding the processes involved in youth led programming, the adult allies can be very intentional in their planned activities to engage and empower young people to become community change agents. The SPM and its components can be used to help funders and community stakeholders understand the outcomes of your youth led programming.