Broomfield Youth Employment TEGA Study

We Want You! Did you know? An estimated 700 youth, ages 16-24, in Broomfield are disconnected– that is, not working and not enrolled in school. The City and County of Broomfield is deploying a TEGA study in an effort to identify the systemic barriers that prevent youth from becoming connected and earning a self-sufficient wage […]

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Elevating Youth Voice Through TEGA

by Matt Horn, ACYI Americorps Vista TEGA Community Engagement Coordinator All throughout elementary school, I remember being taught the importance of “active listening.” Teachers wanted students to understand how to listen so that they were able to ask questions and contribute should a question be asked of them. I’m sure that back then I just […]

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TEGAs Receive Digital Interviewing Credentials and Distinction from the Market Research Society

  On Thursday, July 26, community members gathered to celebrate seven of ACYI’s Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGAs) as they completed their Market Research Society (MRS) accreditation, their qualification for conducting interviews with youth, parents/guardians, and community members to inform the work of the ACYI Partnership. The TEGAs underwent months of training and capacity building […]

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Girl Effect and StriveTogether Launch Innovative Community Engagement Project in Adams County, CO

Girl Effect partners with national nonprofit to help local cradle-to-career partnership deploy young women to survey and interview peers in Adams County, Colo. CINCINNATI, OH — Girl Effect and StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child, today announced the launch of an innovative community engagement project in Adams County, Colo. TEGA (Technology Enabled […]

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Call for Youth Engagement Advisors

To ensure youth voice and perspective are at the forefront of CANs as they work to meet targets and goals they have set, ACYI is looking for community members to serve as Youth Engagement Advisors (YEAs) to serve on the CANs! YEAs are specifically charged with ensuring that youth voice and perspective are lifted throughout […]

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Local Middle School Receives National Attention

  Stuart Middle School, in School District 27J, has received national attention from our national affiliate, StriveTogether, for boosting school achievement by incorporating continuous improvement and student voice. After applying continuous improvement methodology within the classroom, Stuart increased their 8th Grade Math scores from 8% met/exceeded grade level expectations in 2016 to 23% in 2017. […]

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Reflections of Youth Coming Soon

Reflections of Youth… One way we are working to keep youth at the center is by simply listening. We listen to understand, allowing our partners to identify the root causes of the problems they’ve identified and bring youth into the changemaking process to help inform the work we do. But this goes beyond just having […]

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Becky’s Blog: “Youth at the Center of our Work” – Featuring Ashley Edinger, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends, Here at ACYI, we have been intently focused on supporting authentic youth engagement and ensuring that youth are at the center of our work. We clearly understand that a “customer-minded” approach that focuses on the “customer” themselves influencing and participating in the process, is critical to helping improve outcomes. After all, they are […]

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