The CCYD approach is a group of concepts and a process for implementing them.
While each city's approach is slightly different, the CCYD process for implementation of these concepts includes neighborhood and communitywide leadership as well as planning groups of adult and youth residents.
Private human service agencies, education providers, parents, and neighborhood leaders comprise the governing body in the CCYD initiative.
The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County is the leader of the CCYD initiative in the Childs Park neighborhood.
In calling for the development of a set of Youth Development Goals (CYDGs), as recommended by the CCYD, the Heads set the stage for the drafting of a CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP) which updated the RSYD and renewed the commitment to youth inclusion.
In addition, the model of the CCYD is representative of an institutional innovativeness, vis-a-vis the experiment with youth-adult partnership, which could potentially be transferred to other parts of the regional framework.