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Thank a Youth Worker Day is Sponsored by the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice
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  • What Can I Do?
  • What Can My Community Do?
  • What Can My Organization Do?

If your organization employs or supports volunteers in work with children or youth, or your organization would like to take an active role in supporting this vital work in communities around the world, we hope you’ll become a partner.  Becoming a partner is a simple investment of your organization in the following:

  1. Promote Thank A Youth Worker Day in your networks.
  2. Help spread the message through social media.
  3. If a youth and children serving organization, honor child and youth care workers in your organization on that day.
  4. Participate in partners’ teleconference sessions:  (Dates and call-in details TBA.)

As a partner, you’ll receive:

  1. Your logo on the Thank A Youth Worker Day website.
  2. A link from the website to your organization.
  3. Use of all Thank a Youth Worker Day resources, including letters, media releases, ideas for celebrating, logos, etc.

Join the effort to say thanks and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth in your community!  To become a partner, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Put Thank a Youth Worker Day (TAYWD) on your calendar.
  2. Check out the TAYWD website at
  3. Send a link to the TAYWD web page to your friends and colleagues.
  4. Sign up on the website to let us know you’re out there and to receive info and a reminder.
  5. Wear and display an orange awareness ribbon on and in advance of TAYWD.  Ribbons are available for purchase at Awareness Ribbons:
  6. Engage your friends and colleagues to get involved and celebrate TAYW Day.
  7. Update your Facebook or Twitter status and include the TAYW Day link. One FB example: “Today is Thank a Youth Worker Day. Make this your status today and thank a youth worker who impacts your life or community.”
  8. Add a TAYW Day tag to your email signature.
  9. Personally ask a local youth serving organization to get involved.
  10. Write or blog about TAYW Day or the importance of youth workers in your community or your life.

Download these ideas to share with friends or in your organization!

  1. Check out the Thank a Youth Worker Day (TAYWD) website for ideas and resources at
  2. Ask local government officials (mayor, city council, county council) to proclaim TAYWD locally. (A sample proclamation is available on the website.)
  3. Contact local youth-serving networks/agencies to promote TAYWD (Community, government, faith based organizations, etc.)
  4. Send a press release to local media outlets, and encourage local media (newspaper, radio, TV if available) to do feature stories on local youth workers.  (A sample press release is on the website.)
  5. Host and/or coordinate a community event that celebrates youth workers.
  6. Contact area businesses or organizations with large or electronic sign boards with a request to promote TAYWD.
  7. Post flyers throughout the community to promote TAYWD.  (See website flyer.)
  8. Invite youth-serving and government networks/agencies to post TAYWD on their websites.
  9. Enroll parents in the community to create a plan to thank youth workers.
  10. Invite local eateries to run specials/discounts on that day for youth workers.

For a printable copy of these ideas, click here!

Spread the word and get others involved in appreciating youth workers:

  1. Check out the Thank a Youth Worker Day  (TAYWD) website at
  2. Distribute orange ribbons to all supporters, including clients, participants, partners, employees, etc. You can order ribbons at Awareness Ribbon
  3. Host a TAYWD event (i.e. luncheon, reception, open house, breakfast, insert your best idea here!)
  4. Ask youth in your organization to plan a thank you for your front-line youth workers.
  5. Gather and send thank you notes from parents, youth, and other staff to every youth worker in your organization.
  6. Post flyers in your building(s) and in the community to promote TAYWD.  (Flyer available on the website.)
  7. Engage your local media: send a press release to local media outlets, invite media to local events, etc.  (See sample press release.)
  8. Feature stories about your youth workers in internal and external publications.
  9. Put information about TAYWD on your website and in all publications.
  10. Partner with other organizations in your area for a community-wide celebration.

For a printable copy of these ideas, click here!