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Develop, advance, and enhance global youth organizations that provide a positive environment and safe place for young people around the world. 
A Message from Glenn... On Measuring Outcomes

WFYC is committed to helping our Affiliate Members achieve better youth outcomes. Strong outcomes are critical to the youth you serve and the long-term success of your organization. Programs, partnerships, and sustained funding relationships need strong impact measurements. However, the term “impact measurement” is often misused and misunderstood. Usually impact measurements are confused with “outputs”, such as the number of program units, youth served, daily participation, or some other quantifiable number. True impacts are changes in behaviors or attitudes that are a result of participation in programs or other youth initiatives. This makes impact measurements harder to collect.

To secure reliable impact measurements, you should always start with a good understanding of your status as a youth organization. This data-driven analysis requires an investment of your time and effort, but it is well worth the results. Working directly with a committee of Affiliate Members, WFYC has developed an organizational assessment tool appropriate for the multilingual, multicultural, and multi-technological organizations we serve. Designed to measure the health and progress of our Affiliate Members and set goals for continued development, the Measurement and Advancement Planning (MAP) assessment tool and the subsequent Technical Assistance Plan (TAP) ultimately ensure strong impact measurements and better youth outcomes.

 

While our Affiliate Members come in all shapes and sizes, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to youth development, there are some universal standards for building and maintaining successful, impactful organizations. MAP and TAP will help ensure Affiliate success. The entire WFYC team looks forward to supporting our Affiliate’s efforts to become global youth development leaders. We know they are needed now more than ever.

Glenn Permuy
President & CEO
New Affiliate Showcase

Tarde Sin Edades (Afternoon Without Ages) is a brand-new program that has launched in Chile with a focus on serving the most vulnerable: youth and the elderly. Launched during the pandemic, the club has served the young, and the young at heart, with a creative formula that allows the groups to learn from each other. With all programs (including art, tutoring, storytelling, and more) being delivered online, club staff are learning and improving processes every day.

With great successes already happening between these two age groups, the club is excited to discover the learning and connections that will happen once in-person activities resume. Welcome to WFYC Tarde Sin Edades!
Inspirational Notes

Faustina Takyi was a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ghana (Anomabo area). As Faustina was the club’s only blind member, the club leadership was there for her every step of the way. The club assisted with Faustina’s secondary education tuition and the club coordinator and headmaster, lsaac, spent countless hours inspiring and motivating Faustina to reach her highest potential. Club board member, Mr. Acquah, even purchased a popcorn machine for Faustina’s mother to build a business and generate income.

Faustina is the only member of her family to complete high school and enter university. She just recently finished her second year at Cape Coast University in Ghana where she is pursuing her BA in Religious & Moral Education and Ghanaian Language. She wants to be a teacher and now volunteers at her former Anomabo club to inspire other youth.
Tips and Tools
Tips For Youth Development Leaders
Glenn Permuy
President & CEO
 
1. Talk with your board chairperson at least every 2 weeks and have face to face meetings at least monthly (in addition to board and committee meetings). This is critical in maintaining continuity, making sure everyone is pulling in the same direction, avoiding lag time in decision making, and surprises that could make future communications between you and your board chair challenging.
 
2. At least once a year, consider having a “President’s Council” or meeting which includes the leaders of auxiliary or non-board support groups and past... Read More
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HR Matters: Managing Challening Employees
 

Supervising people is never easy, but some employees can make it more difficult. Join WFYC for a presentation by Maureen Marfell from 501(c) Services for ideas and tips on how to better manage your staff and save you time and energy.

 

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Collaborator Resources

Are you looking for fun and engaging activities? Through our collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), you have access to incredible information, tools, and resources. One of the best tools available for youth development professionals is the BGCA Back Pocket Program Hints! This guide features multiple activities that promote a fun and engaging environment including several games, program planning ideas, and much more. Print individual activities or the whole guide based on your club needs.

In addition, BGCA developed an app that includes several resources including many of the activities in the Back Pocket Program Hints. Download the “YDToolbox” from your App Store. The app offers quick tools, learning ideas, youth development challenges, and coaching ideas to help staff develop new ways to work with youth.  
WFYC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sport Court International. A leader in sports flooring, Sport Court’s indoor gym floors and outdoor sports surfaces can be found in more than 170 countries on all seven continents. Sport Court is committed to providing safe, quality courts for families and facilities. With more than 150,000 high-performance courts around the world, Sport Court helps create memories and foster 
talent. WFYC Affiliate Members will receive preferred pricing. Learn more about Sport Court products and email the WFYC team for preferred pricing details.
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