Community and Youth Collaborative Institute (CAYCI)


Canyons Community Schools

Canyons Community Schools Action Photo

The CAYCI team continues to partner with Canyons School District (CSD) in Salt Lake City to provide technical and evaluative support related to the Community Collaboration Model (CCM) to:

  1. Explore school-level outcomes associated with the adoption and implementation of the community schools framework;
  2. Examine outcomes and impacts resulting from specific programs and strategies (i.e., tutoring, school based behavioral health, etc.);
  3. Identify facilitators and barriers/challenges that foster and/or prevent the successful adoption and implementation; and
  4. Make recommendations for CSD, other local educational agencies, and USOE as they adopt and implement innovative models to support student learning and development.

CSD has utilized our CAYCI School Experience Surveys for nearly a decade and found encouraging evidence of school improvement, evidenced by movement on indicators such as absenteeism (decreased) and teachers’ perceptions of the learning support system (improved). Individual strategies encompassed in the overall Initiative had demonstrable impact as well, for example with increases in the number of youth accessing school-based mental health services and afterschool programs.

Check out a recent evaluation report on efforts in CSD on behalf of CAYCI.

View Evaluation Report