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Youth Opportunity Checkup

A self-reflection and conversation tool designed for leaders and staff to assess the core domains of becoming a social capital promoting organization.

Is Your Organization a Social Capital Promoting Organization?

The Social Capital Framework identifies four domains that are essential to cultivate as a social capital promoting organization. These include building supporting structures and impactful partnerships, creating a relationship-rich climate, supporting staff in nurturing youth social capital, and empowering young people to strengthen and leverage their social capital.

The Youth Opportunity Checkup is a five-minute online checkup for leaders and staff, designed to help you identify what your organization is doing well and where there are opportunities for growth.

The checkup will assess each of these four domains, and report the results to help you reflect on each of these core areas. Be sure to answer all of the questions to receive your real-time results at the end.

Before you get started, choose how you want to complete the checkup: Organizations can choose to take the Youth Opportunity Checkup as a group or ask individual people to complete the tool independently. If you decide to take the checkup as a group, we recommend reviewing the Youth Opportunity Checkup Group Guide as you get ready to approach this shared work.

  • A note about this tool: The Youth Opportunity Checkup is a tool for self-reflection and conversation. It is a way for organizations to get a quick sense of their social capital-promoting structures. The checkup was not developed as a compliance, rating, or performance tool.

  • What happens to your information? Your responses are safe, don’t worry – we won’t share your results with anyone. We plan to aggregate anonymous data from all the responses to establish national trends related to the social capital promoting structures of youth-serving organizations. However, we will not be able to trace individual responses to specific people or organizations. Your responses will remain anonymous.

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The Youth Opportunity Checkup

When youth-serving organizations are engaging in all four domains of the Youth Opportunity Framework, they are well-positioned to effectively support young people’s social capital development.

Take the Youth Opportunity Checkup