Long Branch Collective Action For Youth

CHEER and YMCA Youth and Family Services are partnering to initiate a multi-year effort that brings community organizations, residents, and youth together to identify a common agenda and goals, agree on shared measures to achieve those goals, plan mutually reinforcing activities, and coordinate with other organizations to improve outcomes for middle and high school youth living in Long Branch.

LBCAY will conduct community engagement events, gather information and inputs related to youth and family to create a community wide vision, build relationships across organizations and people, and facilitate actions that enable and encourage youth to succeed.

A cross sector stakeholder group will guide this effort. It will be made up of business, faith government and youth leaders, human service providers, community organizations and youth. It will meet six times in 2020.  The stakeholder group will formulate vision and goals and agree on measures of progress.  Then it will formulate a unified plan of actions for Long Branch that utilizes current assets, coordinates activities, and proposes strategies that are most likely to lead to better outcomes for youth.

For more information about the LBCAY effort, please contact Bruce Baker by email at bruce@communitycheer.org



  • Click here to read the 2021 LBCAY Unified Plan

  • Click here to read the LBCAY Unified Plan Process Map

  • Click here to read the LBCAY Focus Group Qualitative Findings Presentation

  • Click here to read the August 2020 LBCAY Stakeholder's Assessment

  • Click here to read the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Group Summary

  • Click here to read Prepare for Action! An Implementation Guide for Facilitators of Participatory Action Research

Archived Newsletters

  • Click here to read the September 2022 issue

  • Click here to read the May-July 2022 issuek

  • Click here to read the February-March 2022 issue


Please contact Bruce Baker, CHEER Executive Director, at bruce@communitycheer.org.