About WACY

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.

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Our Shared Priorities

Get Involved

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

There are many ways you can be a part of WACY:

  • Share a resource of question with other Youth Serving Organizations in the WACY email group.

  • Attend a WACY event.

  • Conduct a networking or training event for Youth Serving Organizations in Washtenaw County.

  • Foster a cross-sector advocacy effort and invite other Youth Serving Organizations to participate.

  • Organization a meet and greet at your site and invite Youth Serving Organizations to attend.

  • Participate on a WACY Committee.

  • Other ideas are welcome!