Children and Youth Community Plan Report Card
The Children and Youth Community Plan
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Purpose of the Report Card
In 2021, Alexandria celebrated the release of its second Children and Youth Community Plan (CYCP), a blueprint for improving outcomes for children who call Alexandria home. The Plan envisions a city where “All of Alexandria’s children and youth can thrive today and tomorrow” and sets three cradle-to-career goals. But how do we know if we’re successful in reaching those goals? How do we know if all the work we’re doing is paying off?
Every month, the City’s Department of Community and Human Services publishes a “Children and Youth Community Plan Report Card” that engages the public on the progress of the CYCP. Each Report Card helps tell the unique story about Alexandria’s children and youth. It includes a result that we are trying to achieve with the CYCP, data that illustrate how we are currently doing in a particular area, specific actions our community is taking to improve the trend, the players involved, and what we are measuring to know if we are making a positive impact. The Report Card also celebrates youth and caring adults who are making a difference in our community.
We will use these Report Cards as an opportunity to:
- Increase transparency and accountability
- Shine a light on the key issues that this Plan aims to improve
- Visualize current data and trends
- Lift up Alexandria’s youth serving programs and the work they do to “turn the curve” (improve trends)
- Highlight our progress with implementation
- Report out on performance measurements
Our goal is that the report card will provide the Alexandria community with information on the well-being of our children and youth in each of the key indicators examined. With such information, community members, policymakers, civic leaders, and philanthropists can be more fully educated about the needs of our young people and what’s being done to meet those needs.
The population-level data come from public records, including the 2010 U.S. Census, the Virginia Department of Health, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the Alexandria Resident Survey, the ACPS Scorecard, and the Search Institute’s Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors. To measure our performance and progress implementing actions, the data will come from program providers across the city. There are over 70 providers across our city who are contributing their data to this performance measurement system.
While these Reports highlight our community's contributions to improving children's outcomes, they also focus our attention on the racial, economic, and social disparities that continue to persist, showing us where there is clearly more work to be done. When disaggregated data is available, the Report Card will include data that allow us to examine trends across various demographics, including race and ethnicity, income, ability, sexuality, and/or gender.
Sample Report Card's Contents
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Most Recent Report Card
View the PDF version of the Youth Mental Health Report Card 2023 . Request a translation of the Report.
Goal One | All Children, Youth, and Families are Physically Safe and Healthy
Early Care and Education
Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing | Healthy Eating
Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing | Health Care
Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing | Physical Activity
Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing | Mental Health
Prevention | Substance Use
Prevention | Youth Violence
Prevention | Sex Education for All
CYCP Report Card on Sex Ed for All (Published September 2022)
Prevention | Dating/Relationship Violence
Family Resources | Transportation
Family Resources | Basic Needs
Family Resources | Housing
Goal Two | All Children and Youth are Academically Successful and Career Ready
Performance Report Cards
- CYCP Report Card on Reading for Pleasure (Published November 2022)
Goal Three | All Children, Youth, and Families have Positive Experiences
Safe Homes, Schools, and Communities
Developmental Assets | Asset Building and Social Connectedness
Developmental Assets | Youth Empowerment
Developmental Assets | Mentoring
Developmental Assets | Service to Others
CYCP Report Card on Youth Helping Others (Published July 2022)
Developmental Assets | Out of School Time Programs
Overarching Strategies | Our systems that serve children, youth, and families are well coordinated and equitable
Equitable and Coordinated Systems