There is strength in numbers. We know that TASH members collectively promoting equity, opportunity and inclusion make a greater impact through our unity and shared values. Similarly, TASH partners with other organizations that share our values in an effort to strengthen advocacy, expand resources and promote a shared vision. The latest such partnership has been formed through the National Youth Transitions Collaborative, a group of organizations committed to serving youth and returning veterans with disabilities. TASH has joined this collaborative to share its leadership of supporting transition-age youth through advocacy, policy and research.
Together, the collaborative will tackle the complex issues faced by youth and returning veterans with disabilities through direct service, expertise and guidance for the National Youth Transitions Center (read more about the NYTC — PDF). The National Youth Transitions Center, developed by the HSC Foundation, brings together resources and provides much-needed services, research, policy, best practices and project support for youth with disabilities. The philosophy of the Center is as follows:
The National Youth Transitions Center is a community of individuals and organizations (the Collaborative) that share the goal of empowering youth and returning veterans with disabilities to create a self-directed path to adulthood and employment, and to participate in and contribute to the community. Guided by their common mission and desires, Collaborative members commit to open dialogue, the provision of responsive services, continual growth, shared outcomes, and creating or enhancing partnerships that result in effective solutions which benefit youth and returning veterans with disabilities. The National Youth Transitions Center community is united by shared values and a desire to be stronger together.
We’ll keep all TASH members informed of the work that is being done through this collaborative. If you have any questions about the National Youth Transitions Collaborative, or TASH’s role in other groups and coalitions, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.