Community leaders are partners that comprise a variety of local groups, nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses who care about children and teens and support the mission of the Bainbridge Healthy Youth Alliance. Our community partners believe that change evolves through learning and collaboration, and have committed to the following actions:
- Attend semi-annual leader gatherings for the purpose of developing a learning community focused on the health and wellbeing of Island youth.
- Cultivate abilities in our children every day, guided by The Compass Advantage framework for positive youth development.
- Adopt and practice the principles outlined in Our Community Promise, a response to My Aspiration, a BHYA Teen Council-inspired vision statement! (Links to these documents coming in early 2016!)
While many community leaders and/or their organizations are also sponsors, there is no financial obligation to join the Alliance. That’s because we understand that our success takes much more than money. To impact the culture of how our community nurtures youth, it takes a focus on relationship-building! That’s what we’re doing–and we hope you’ll join us!