The 0 to 21 Task Force convenes a wide diversity of stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality of life of New Brunswick’s children and youth.
The task force identifies, analyzes and develops solutions to some of the most complex issues facing the city’s youth. When appropriate, NBT seeks and leverages financial support to invest in solutions that have been vetted through its process that includes the community, the task force and the NBT Board of Directors.
Once the solution is ready, NBT prepares for implementation by working with the appropriate partner(s). NBT’s role is to obtain and analyze data to determine if the solution works. If it does, efforts are made to sustain and institutionalize the strategy within the community partner(s). If it does not, NBT and its partner(s) work to refine the strategy until the desired outcome is achieved. This process has been utilized successfully for over 35 years to build the community’s network of social programs that help families live a better quality of life.
According to the 2010 Census data, 30% or 16,447 of the city’s population is under the age of 19. A clear challenge to NBT is to continue to foster a network of youth service providers who can effectively engage our youth in social, recreational, educational, and cultural activities that increase their chances of success. In 2010-2011, NBT fostered relationships with over 15 youth service providers and invested over $1 million to engage approximately 2,600 youth in programs. These youth would not have been included in any other community activities.
Our Program Partners:
New Brunswick Public Schools
Puerto Rican Action Board
Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
Hub Teen Center
Youth Services System
Child Care Solutions
Rutgers – Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences
Lazos America Unida
For a list of our current initiatives, please visit our Evaluation page.