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A guide to successful public-private partnerships for youth programs

Authors: Relave, N. & Deich, S.
Publication date: 2007

This guide aims to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private partnerships to improve and expand youth programs in states and communities nationwide. It draws from the wisdom and experiences of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels and offers guidance on existing and future partnerships.

This guide defines public-private partnerships and explores why they are created and what they can do. It identifies challenges for youth program partnerships and principles key to their success. The guide shares effective strategies for establishing and sustaining partnerships based on lessons learned from successful national, state, and local models.