Since 2015, the National Network for Youth has undergone a period of intense growth and development. We have hired three new team members, including full-time Directors of Public Policy and Youth Engagement. Meanwhile, NN4Y has expanded the breadth of our work by pursuing additional partnerships with policymakers, experts and organizations throughout the country. As a result, our network is larger, stronger and better connected than ever before!

In the process of expanding, NN4Y has reevaluated how best to communicate with our partners. Today, we are proud to officially reveal our new messaging platform and organizational identity.

Last year, we began a collaborative effort to update the language of our vision, mission and guiding principles. In doing so, we reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring that every young person in America has a safe place to call home. Together, these revised statements more clearly reflect the purposeful work that has defined NN4Y for over 40 years:

Vision Statement

We envision a future in which all young people have a safe place to call home.

Mission Statement

We mobilize the collective power and expertise of our national community to influence public policy and strengthen effective responses to youth homelessness.

Guiding Principles

To review our updated guiding principles and download a printable graphic, please click here.


NN4Y has also redesigned the appearance and functionality of our weekly newsletter. In addition to an updated logo, our new template supports clickable icons, rich formatting and other user-friendly features. Using this platform, NN4Y is excited to expand and improve our coverage of policy updates, funding opportunities, upcoming events and much more!

In addition to our general newsletter, NN4Y will continue to publish members-only updates. To sign up for these exclusive emails, we encourage you to join today.

We hope you enjoy our new look!


August 9, 2016

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