Build Your Team
To build a partnership that can successfully address the big issues facing children and youth, start with a core group of representatives from sectors that are directly involved. The “Share Your Message” activity can help you move beyond the “usual suspects” to identify key players whose priorities align with yours. You may be surprised to discover who could be a potential partner in efforts to support children, youth, and their families.
Once you’ve identified potential partners, create an approach together that will be meaningful to all of you. You may find that some partners share your concerns but look at them in a different way. Do your research so you can help establish a common language and common goals among all partners.