National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI)
Throughout the nation, young people are heavily involved in youth-led civic change movements in their communities. Youth and young adults trained by CADCA are demonstrating that they are the leaders of today and for the future! To support the leadership development of youth, CADCA has designed the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) to equip them with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make significant community-level change. We will have two separate NYLI courses offered, the NYLI Key Essentials and the NYLI Advanced. Detailed descriptions for both are below. These courses are apart from the Youth Summit workshops.
To view a complete schedule of the youth tracks, click here.
NYLI Key Essentials
First Timer? The National Youth Leadership Initiative Key Essentials course will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to become “change agents” within your community while building youth and adult partnerships. In addition to learning the fundamentals to support knowledge transfer, participants are encouraged to take action in their local community through “Youth-In-Action” Projects.
- Become more engaged Youth Leaders
- Learn and apply the Strategic Prevention Framework process
- Learn and apply components of a Community Assessment
- Develop a Problem Statement
- Conduct a Problem Analysis
- Create a Logic Model
- Use 7 Strategies for Community Change to select interventions for “Youth- In-Action” Projects
Well versed in the NYLI core curriculum and prepared to show that Youth In Action really matters? The NYLI Advanced course was designed to provide youth partnered with their adult advisors an opportunity to enhance and apply their community problem solving skills developed in the NYLI Key Essentials experience. A primary focus will be placed on cultivating Youth Advocates for substance abuse prevention and/or other social issues.
- How to use Logic Models to Develop Environmental Strategies for prevention of substance abuse and/or other social issues
- Develop an effective Advocacy Campaign for policy change
- Develop a Strategic and Action Plan to support implementation of their youth-led projects
- Demonstrate Key Leadership Skills via critical thinking applications and oral presentations
Key Essentials and Advanced Courses:
- Both youth and their adult advisor must attend all four days of the training together All youth must submit a Parent Consent Form to CADCA by January 21, 2013 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (703-706-0565).
- The same coalition may register for both the NYLI Key Essentials and the NYLI Advanced; however, the separate groups must remain in their registered course for the full four days of that training. This means that no part of your group may float between courses. At least one adult advisor is required per course.
- The below applies to NYLI Advanced participants only: At least 1/3 of your team (including adult advisor) must have previously completed a NYLI training Teams are required to submit their Coalition’s Community Assessment, Logic Model and updated Youth NYLI Logic Model to guarantee registration for NYLI Advanced.
Questions? Contact Jasmine Carrasco at email@example.com or 1-800-54-CADCA ext. 270