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We’re excited to unveil a new, interactive version of our “Guide to Starting a Youth Program.” The new guide will take you through the steps of launching your own youth-serving nonprofit. It’s the only resource of its kind specifically developed for people (both adults and teens) who want to work with youth and help improve their well-being—and their futures.
The guide consists of four interactive stages:
Stage 1: Define Your Niche
Stage 2: Conceive Your Mission and Vision
Stage 3: Bring Your Nonprofit Into Being
Stage 4: Plan Your Programs
You’ll also find downloadable tools to help you do things like create your founding board, plan your startup budget and identify other organizations and groups you might partner with.
Starting a charity is challenging and time-consuming—and also hugely rewarding. We hope that our guide will put you in the right direction and enable you to help many young people!