2024 Priorities


CYPB continues to frame our priorities using the four Strive Together pillars: Shared Community Vision, Evidence-Based Decision Making, Collaborative Action, and Investment & Sustainability. Additionally, Youth & Community Wisdom — which is braided throughout our priorities — is also inserted as its own unique section worthy of our focused attention.

These pillars represent the “primary components of civic infrastructure development needed for systems transformation.”

Phase 3 of the Youth Master Plan (Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation) is in position as our collective tool for advancing towards a Positive Youth Development-focused and results-oriented New Orleans.

In 2024, we continue our commitment to leveraging our coordination and alignment approach to demonstrate how current efforts are working, where we have gaps, and how we might move differently so that real, positive change can be experienced by our city’s children, youth, and their families.

The priorities outlined below were co-created in December 2023 by the CYPB board and Youth Master Plan stakeholders. They were approved and adopted for action by the board on Tuesday, January 17, 2024.


Priority 1: demonstrate active inclusion of youth in thought partnership and decision-making on what well-being and safety in their communities looks like and how to achieve it.
priority activities & approaches

Promote, support, and advance youth engagement and leadership opportunities that are youth-centered, relationship-based, and focused on co-creating solutions that advance goals.

Result (pending)


Priority 2: Expand community awareness and ownership of youth master plan

Expand language access of the Youth Master Plan:

  • Translate Youth Master Plan materials into Spanish and Vietnamese, and make meaning of the materials with Spanish, Vietnamese, and English-speaking youth.
  • Build an implementation plan for how information is distributed across specific communities
  • Build a sustainability plan for ongoing language access
Result (PENDING)

Expand reach of YMP digital and print messaging materials

  • Include our story of youth and tie to data
  • Tailor materials and platforms to different audiences
  • Increase YMP awareness in average New Orleanian

Prepare for a “State of the Children” annual briefing

  • YMP Wins: Data Story + Funding Story + Programmatic Story 
  • Barriers & Priorities for the Upcoming Year
Priority Activities & Approaches

Find funding to develop a RFP process to uplift the Youth Vision across multiple communities and mediums

  • Center Youth Voice and leadership in the process design
  • Leverage local and national models that have been successful in youth-led RFP processes
Result (pending)

Build practices to identify and elevate YMP “media moments” to amplify Youth Narrative + YMP work and story


Priority 4: strengthen our culture of data for purpose
priority activities & approaches

Support build-out of Youth Data Hub, and continue advocacy for sustained investments

  • Pursue opportunities to learn from communities who have implemented similar models (i.e., Baltimore’s Promise and San Antonio UP), including but not limited to the technical assistance needed and the levels of infrastructure possible with their associated costs
  • Implement with practices for data integrity and meaningful metrics that truly reflect the needs and desires of youth
Result (pending)

Build and implement a practice of data sharing

  • Prioritize metrics across YMP categories through evaluation process
  • Identify data sets that must be part of CYPB  review for monitoring progress, pain points, opportunities, and  framing the intentionality of our advocacy
  • Clearly define requests for disaggregated and time-specific data to inform a shared understanding of issues, efforts, results, and opportunities for action


Priority 5: Further develop and use tools that demonstrate how efforts feed into a collective results story
priority activities & approaches

Promote the use of shared tools and processes for monitoring and addressing efforts, gaps, and results

  • Build on the logic model tool used by grantees of the Youth Master Plan Grants administered by United Way of Southeast Louisiana, invite buy-in from provider, philanthropy, and public sectors
  • Collect results and impact data for collective story and action
result (pending)

Advance usability of data platforms where a data story can be held and told

  • Format and use Clear Impact as a shared board tool, and embed change management practices into approach
  • Build synthesized public-facing data story on progress, results, and impact through evaluation partnership with UNO
Priority 6: Quorum + attendance
priority activities & approaches

75% of CYPB Members Meet Required Attendance Percentage

  • X (# pending member count at end of year) members to attend at least 9 of the 13 scheduled 2024 meetings.
  • Attendance matters, as it informs our ability to move broadly informed actions/decisions forward that impact our children and youth. We continue our commitment to showing up.
Result (pending)


Priority 7: pursue strategic and sustainable financing
priority activities & approaches

Hold operating plan that provides for dedicated capacity of CYPB and offers room for growth when more capacity is needed.

Result (pending)

Run advocacy campaign for CYPB’s across the state and local level

  • to increase public and private investments that support demonstrated movement towards Youth Master Plan goals
  • research which peer state (Southern, Conservative)  have state-level investment in local children’s cabinets; what strategies can we take and learn

Increase public and private investments that support demonstrated movement towards Youth Master Plan goals

Priority 8: Increase engagement with leaders who influence policy to identify alignment and advance youth master plan policy priorities
Priority activities & approaches

Organize around scheduling, message framing and outreach strategy for a conversation with the New Orleans Delegation

  • Design messaging that reflects all youth needs and interests, and that connect across public health domains
Result (pending)