Highlights goals, objectives, and achievements from the Engaging Youth, Serving Community (EYSC).   

The EYSC program was implemented by National 4-H Council and land-grant universities of the Cooperative Extension System from September 1, 2011 through February 28, 2016. 


National objectives for the initiative include the following: 

  1. Youth will gain the life skills and experience needed to emerge as effective leaders and contributing members of society. 
  2. Youth and adults will begin to have more positive attitudes toward the roles of youth in communities. 
  3. Youth and adults will improve their abilities to collaborate with diverse community members to identify local issues and develop strategies for addressing these issues. 
  4. More opportunities for youth and families in rural communities for positive youth development experiences during out-of-school time.