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Affirming Youth Family Neighborhood School Partnership

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The Affirming Youth Foundation's Affirming Youth Family Neighborhood School Partnership (AYFNSP) is a comprehensive school-based, multiagency, multi-sectoral collaboration to address school violence, strengthen and expand partnerships between school systems and community-based organizations. By implementing comprehensive, trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, school-based, individual, and family support services guided by a "Service Partnership" within Liberty City communities, AYFNSP will increase protective factors against juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization and will mitigate the impact of exposure to school-based violence on children. 

Provider Organization

Affirming Youth Foundation
Award Details


A multidisciplinary team will implement prevention and early intervention strategies that support children exposed to school-based violence through mechanisms of enhancing family and youth strengths, addressing life challenges, and providing individualized wraparound support through (1) Screening and Assessment; (2) Care Coordination; (3) Integrated Student Support; and (4) Positive Youth Development Programming. The objectives of the project are to:
1.    Enhance the capacity of schools to prevent and respond quickly to acts of violence.
2.    Strengthen and expand collaborations between school systems and community-based organizations to combat school violence.
3.    Expand family engagement opportunities with school personnel to address violence risk factors jointly.
4.    Enhance communication between home and school to strengthen protective factors for student achievement.
By enhancing family-school-community partnerships in disadvantaged communities, AYFNSP empowers, engages, and strengthens facilitation between schools and other community agencies and organizations to collaborate with families to actively support their children's development and learning. AYFNSP's comprehensive strategies of evidence-based, coordinated, and complementary prevention and intervention activities will contribute to the Liberty City schools' social cohesion and collective efficacy.


  • Community Members
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mentoring Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • Students
  • Youth
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


Youth up to age 15 who have been exposed to violence as victims or witnesses of bullying, physical and sexual abuse, assault, or community and school violence, including gang violence, interpersonal violence, hearing gunshots, and the threat of harm, are common in Liberty City and surrounding areas. Parents of students, community-based agencies providing services to students and families, and community members.



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Jonathan Spikes
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]

  • Access to Education
  • At-risk Behavior
  • Bullying
  • Case Management
  • Children Exposed to Violence
  • Community-based Prevention
  • Cultural Competency
  • Data
  • Delinquency Prevention
  • Diversion
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Family Engagement
  • Gangs
  • Information
  • Information Sharing
  • Job Training
  • Maltreatment
  • Mental Health
  • Monitoring and Support
  • Performance Measures
  • Planning and Partnership Development
  • Polyvictimization
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Program Design
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Program Operations
  • Protective Factors
  • Racial and Ethnic Minorities/DMC
  • Restorative Justice
  • Risk Factors
  • School Programs/School Safety
  • Strategic Community Action Planning
  • Trauma
  • Violence Prevention
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Youth Involvement

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Date Published: September 20, 2023