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The The Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth (WACY) is a collective of youth-serving agencies, public system partners and comitted individuals working collaborativley to improve the lives of youth in Washtenaw County.

In our current model, WACY is completely volunteer-led by a cross-sector group of community leaders from nearly 40 youth-serving organzations throughout Washtenaw County.

We welome any organzation, business or community member to become a commited member of WACY.

Learn more about becoming a commited member on the Community Champions Page.

WACY Shared Priorities

In 2021, Committed Members of WACY developed the following shared priorities of our collective:

  • Building collaborative relationships between youth-serving organizations

  • Learning together to be impactful organizations that center the voices of students and families 

  •  Advocating together for systems-level changes

  • Taking action on complex community issues in order to improve outcomes for youth in our community 

  • Diversifying leadership and membership and continued anti-racist work 

  • Address systemic racism to build an anti-racist future that recognizes the assets and strengths of all youth 

  • Working together on issues that are important to area youth because we believe we can do more together than any of us can do alone