Grandparent and grandkids in park
Grandparent and grandkids in park

Youth & Family

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) grew out of the belief that to thrive, cities need strong leaders who make the education, safety and health of the families and children in their communities a citywide priority. With expertise in early childhood success, education and expanded learning, health and community wellness, reengagement of disconnected youth, and family economic success, the YEF Institute is the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families.  

Youth & Family subtopics:

Recent

  • Press Release

From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

The City of Minneapolis has a partner in addressing youth homelessness in Hennepin County.  Authority over this issue is shared with The Bridge for Youth through the Joint Office to End Homelessness and…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What is Fort Collins doing?

In 2011, the Fort Collins comprehensive plan - City Plan - was updated with four goals relating to local food production. As a result of that plan, city staff are working to align the city’s policies and…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the program goals?

The City of El Centro, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is feeding children in kindergarten through 8th grade through the city’s Parks and Recreation Division. In the Summer Feeding…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Population: 1.41 million (2013)

What is Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties?

The National League of Cities (NLC) is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the U.S.…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What is Bladensburg doing? 

Bladensburg is empowering its youth to take the lead in improving the community. In the summer of 2012, 30 local students, ages 10 – 17, participated in the six-week Wellness…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the target goals?

Newark, N.J. has emerged as a national leader in the summer learning movement which seeks to serve children and youth at risk of learning losses during summer months when schools are not in session. Summer…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the target goals of the initiative?

In response to a need for a comprehensive, common school readiness measure, Thrive in Five was initiated. The project created a holistic, citywide measure of school readiness, which supplements…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the program goals?

In the city of Providence, 26.3% of the population lives below the federal poverty level and 90% of public school students are eligible to receive free and reduced-priced meals. To increase participation in…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

Partners for Youth (PFY) is a Lexington-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, acting as a clearinghouse for community contributions, including money and in-kind assistance, to programs serving young people. PFY…