Imagine U is a comprehensive, strategic and scalable model for sustainable change comprised of four mutually reinforcing components:
- research-based content that helps develop student agency, which is defined as the capacity and propensity to take purposeful action
- a delivery system that includes a professional learning community grounded in principles of community-centered design, aimed at enriching the practice of youth development professionals
- an integration strategy, including a professionally designed resource toolkit, to move PLC content and practice into broader action and impact
- data mining that drives understanding of how youth are situated and their growth over time.
The direct practice curriculum of Imagine U included four learning quadrants as shown below, all designed to foster student agency.