As BRIDGES prepares to work with your organization as part of the Youth Action Center, we ask that you complete the following needs assessment to help us gauge your needs, expectations, and experience in working with youth.
The BRIDGES YAC, located in Memphis, is solely dedicated to accelerating and amplifying youth leaders’ impact across social sectors. The YAC serves as an epicenter for youth activation, from civic engagement to youth-led social change, by connecting young people with other organizations, groups, and individuals who are prepared to engage them in leading systemic change for the benefit of all youth.

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* 1. Please fill out the following contact information.

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* 2. In what ways are youth currently involved in the work of your organization? (Ex: participants, partners, advisory board members, etc.)

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* 3. Are youth involved in decision-making within your organization, currently or in the past? If so, how? If not, would you like to have them in decision-making roles in the future?

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* 4. At BRIDGES, we believe today’s youth—a generation of leaders committed to reconciliation, restoration, and unity—have the answers. When adults intentionally seek young people’s perspectives in efforts to shape the city’s future, we create a more inclusive community. Youth-adult equity in decision-making spaces also ensures the decisions we make that directly affect the lives of youth are better informed and thus more effective.

Have the adults in your organization been trained on youth-adult equity norms?

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* 5. How might youth-adult partnerships be key to achieving your organizational goals and outcomes? Please elaborate.

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* 6. Do you have or desire to have a youth advisory board for your organization or group?

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* 7. Have you identified funding sources to assist with this potential partnership?

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* 8. How can BRIDGES help? Please list specific youth-adult engagement and training needs.

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