YSM History


The YSM system was envisioned and developed collaboratively by youth service providers, educators, and community planners to meet their information and knowledge management needs for youth services.
Development of YSM was sponsored by the Austin Independent School District (AISD) through their Safe Schools Healthy Students ACCESS Grant, beginning in 2008. YSM planning and prototype development began in 2003 as an initiative of the Ready by 21 Coalition with support from Workforce Solutions Capital Area.
Thanks to the stakeholders who provided input for designing the YSM system!
  • Service Provider agencies that participated in the YSM pilot in 2007
  • AISD Elementary, Middle School, and High School Lead Counselors
  • School Impact Teams (Crockett High School, Webb Middle School)
  • AISD School Community Liaisons (SCLs) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Coaches
  • Pre-K, Elementary principal representatives
  • United Way funded agencies for Educational Impact
  • Members of the Ready by 21 Coalition, and especially the YSM work team, which had representatives from AISD, United Way Capital Area,  City of Austin, Travis County Research & Planning and Juvenile Probation, 2-1-1, the Mayor’s Mental Health Monitoring Committee, Workforce Solutions-Capital Area, Austin Partners in Education, Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project, and other provider organizations.