Benefits of Belonging


Like you and your organization, YIPA wants to see all youth succeed. Everything we do supports you and your programs to benefit the youth you serve.  Your membership makes that possible.

The Benefits of Belonging

As an inclusive Association of youth-serving organizations and caring individuals, we genuinely want you to see that you belong here. Belonging benefits you directly and contributes to a larger effort to create social change.

We share your passion to help youth thrive and become productive adults.  Our approach is to advocate for change and train the team.

The aim of our relentless advocacy is to change people’s hearts and minds to recognize your work as an essential service that must be properly funded.  We welcome you to join us.

bulletTogether, we’ll raise awareness and acceptance of the value Youth Intervention provides.

bulletYou’ll have the opportunity to participate in grassroots advocacy to strengthen our voice at the Capitol and in the community.

bulletWhen it’s time to TAKE ACTION and let your elected officials know where you stand, we’ll make it easy for you to reach out and share your specific needs and concerns with them

bulletYour YIPA membership provides a platform for collectively advancing the systemic change needed to shape public policy in support of Youth Intervention programs.

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We know that when youth workers have access to quality professional development and resources, the youth they serve will do better.  All of our trainings are built around a competency framework and focus on learning that genuinely helps you do your work better.

bulletYour membership includes unlimited access to our trainings for your whole organization for FREE

bulletYou get a substantial discount on the Youth Intervention Certification (YIC) course.

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You can enhance your own programs through networking, collaborating, and learning best practices from other YIPA members.

bulletYou’re invited to join all the fun and festivities of YIPA FEST – a full day of workshops, entertainment, and celebration of your work.

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YIPA members are agencies, staff, and volunteers who serve youth in all different types of programs.  We’re proud to say our membership is as diverse as the needs of youth. Members include:

  • Homeless youth shelters
  • Education
  • Out of School Time
  • Mental Health/Counseling
  • Mentoring

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  • Faith-based programs
  • Health services
  • Juvenile/Restorative justice and diversion programs
  • Wrap-around services
  • Workforce development and job training programs

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The Values That Drive Us

We don’t just talk about our values, we let them shine through everything we do.

bulletIn every interaction with us, you’ll feel valued, supported, and respected because we do genuinely care about you.

bulletYour work can be difficult at times so we’re here to support you.  You can rely on our friendly, responsive and sincere service.

bulletIt’s not all work and no fun. Just like the youth you serve, we appreciate a playful attitude and a good sense of humor.

bulletThrough open and honest communication, being transparent about our work and building authentic relationships, we strive to earn your trust and keep your loyalty.

bulletBelonging is about building community that reflects diversity, expects equity, and welcomes all to participate, engage, network and collaborate.

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YIPA is powered by people who share your passion for serving youth.  We courageously challenge the status quo and develop innovative approaches for your benefit.

bulletYou’ll appreciate our commitment to excellence because your programs deserve nothing less than our best.  Our best will help the youth you serve achieve their best.

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Like you, our hearts are 100% invested in helping youth succeed.

You’re the reason we do the work we do – YIPA works for you.