Engaging Youth, Serving Community began with a grassroots effort to recognize the 4‑H Centennial in 2002. As a result, the National Conversation on Positive Youth Development in the 21st Century brought together youth and adults in local communities, at the state level, and finally in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to develop a positive future for youth in America’s communities.

Engaging Youth, Serving Community aims to impart youth with the life skills and experience they need to emerge as effective leaders and contributing members of society. In addition, the program works to improve the ability of youth and adults to collaborate with diverse community members to identify local issues and develop strategies for addressing them. The end result is that young people and adults will begin to have a more positive attitude toward the role of youth in communities.

Youth Leading Positive Change in Rural America Reports

Download the latest volumes of the Combined Report of Youth Leading Positive Change in Rural America Reports.

This report highlights goals, objectives, and achievements from the Engaging Youth, Serving Community (EYSC) program as implemented by National 4‑H Council September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2010.

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This report highlights goals, objectives, and achievements from the Engaging Youth, Serving Community (EYSC) program as implemented by National 4‑H Council September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2011.

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This report highlights goals, objectives, and achievements from the Engaging Youth, Serving Community (EYSC) program as implemented by National 4‑H Council September 1, 2011 through February 28, 2016.

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Power of YOUth Special Editions

The Power of Youth newsletters feature success stories of teens making a positive impact on important issues in their rural communities.

2016

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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Evaluation Toolkit

Youth Leading Community Change: Evaluation Toolkit

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Public Relations Materials

Practice Community Forum Slides

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MOHOCOLA Video Conference Slides

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Missouri 4‑H EYSC Year in Pictures

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How to Take a Great Photo

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Training Resources

A Community for All Generations Guide

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Idaho EYSC Resources

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Taking the Long View - Northern Idaho Workshop

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Arizona

Planning for Success for STAR, 3rd Quarter

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Delaware

Kent County After-School Lesson Plans

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Florida

Moderator Guide - Childhood Obesity

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Mississippi

EYSC Mississippi State Combined Evaluation Report with Success Stories - Years 10, 11, 12

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Missouri

Missouri State EYSC Program

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YCLS Issue Forum Process

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Youth Engaged as Citizens - full report

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Youth Engaged as Citizens - short report

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Youth Engaged as Citizens - Slides

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Youth Hungry at School - full report

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Youth Hungry at School - short report

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Youth Hungry at School - slides

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Youth Ready for Science - full report

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Youth Ready for Science - short report

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Youth Ready for Science - slides

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Nebraska

Nebraska Community Site Brochure

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Article - Youth Plan Mural, Exercise Spirit of Service, Leadership

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Oregon

4‑H Coastal Futures Project Highlights

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ECI Data Poster

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Gold Beach Training Worksheet

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Texas

Texas Youth Application

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Texas Youth Board Information

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Wisconsin

Action Plan Poster

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