YOUTH HEALTH INITIATIVES
Lake County Build a Generation’s work on youth health in Lake County is guided by Vision Leadville: The 2013 Leadville/Lake County Youth Master Plan. A true community collaboration, the Youth Master Plan is the Lake County community’s shared vision for youth health and well-being.
Vision Leadville: The 2013 Leadville/Lake County Youth Master Plan
The Leadville – Lake County Youth Master Plan is the culmination of a two year-long collaborative process aimed at transforming the way our community serves and supports its youth and families. This groundbreaking effort united a large and diverse group of partners, including Lake County School District; multiple nonprofit and governmental agencies; numerous local organizations; and most importantly, the children and adults who call Lake County home.
Under the leadership of Lake County Build a Generation, a 23-member Youth Master Plan Steering Committee began meeting in 2011 to discuss what a Youth Master Plan for Leadville and Lake County would look like, and to establish a process and timeline for its creation. The Committee utilized a wide variety of resources, including the National League of Cities’ planning guide, creating a Youth Master Plan. The process also involved assessment of multiple youth master plans from a variety of other communities.
A particular hallmark of the Vision Leadville process was the extent to which stakeholder groups provided input into the plan. Over the course of six months, the Steering Committee convened 25 diverse focus groups; conducted a major community-wide survey generating more than 900 responses; and hosted a culminating community forum attended by more than 250 people. As a result, Vision Leadville truly reflects the priorities and concerns of the entire community.
The Youth Master Plan Partnership, consisting of both community and agency representatives, reviews the plan on a bi-annual basis and provides recommendations to the Youth Master Plan Steering Committee regarding progress on outcomes and setting priorities for the next two years.