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 Amie M. Hendrix, Director
 320 West MLK Jr./State Street
 Ithaca, NY 14850
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Achieving Youth Results

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How well are Tompkins County Youth really doing? 


How will we know when are youth are doing better? or worse? 


The work of Achieving Youth Results is bringing our community together to develop an action plan for the Tompkins County community to more fully support youth and their families. 

Achieving Youth Results tracks countywide indicators or data allowing us to build an action plan to support youth as we attempt to reach six goals.  While there are no perfect indicators to measure how well young people are doing, this is an opportunity to showcase how the work of the various community partners makes progress toward a set of community goals.  By tracking indicators and exploring the story behind the data we will be better able to see what additional or changing supports our community may need to achieve the youth results we desire. For more information on the AYR process please visit this presentation provided to the Tompkins County Legislature. 

All funding provided to youth service agencies by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department is provided to agencies that are contributing to reaching the AYR goals and improving the indicators. Please click on one of the following goals to see the community indicators and how agencies funded by Tompkins County Youth Services are contributing to achieving there success. To better understand how the agency report card works, please view our sample here.

The indicator data were updated in February, 2017.

smiley Community– Tompkins County will provide children, youth and families with healthy, safe, and thriving environments

smiley Economic Security– Children and youth will live in an economically secure community

smiley Education– Youth will leave school prepared to live, learn and work in their community

smiley Engagement– Children and youth will demonstrate commitment to their community as contributing members of their families, schools and neighborhood

smiley Family– Children will grow up within safe environments

smiley Physical and Emotional Health– Children and youth will have optimal physical and emotional health

2018 Providing Resources for Achieving Youth Results

The work of Achieving Youth Results brought our community together to develop an action plan for the Tompkins County which may more fully support youth and their families. With over seventy sessions our community spoke clearly about ways to build on current success to provide further opportunities for young people to thrive. As the community experts we now reach back out to you to make these ideas a reality.

In the spirit of innovation and growth, the Youth Services Department hosted community-wide AYR Pitch Contest in February of 2018.  This was an opportunity for Tompkins County non-profits to compete for funding “Shark Tank” style. Those competing were matched with community coaches, leaders in the community that could support and help prepare the non-profits presenting. To read more about the Pitch Contest, visit 19/almost-pitch-perfect/ for the featured article in Tompkins Weekly by Jamie Swinnerton.

Pitch Contest Results

  • Ithaca Underground: $5,000
  • Greater Ithaca Activities Center: $4,000
  • Just Play Project: $3,600
  • Youth Farm: $1,500
  • Weave: $1,600
  • Enfield Community Council: $1,200
  • Alcohol & Drug Council: $1,200
  • YMCA: $1,900