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Institute for Youth Leaders


Welcome to the Institute for Youth Leaders 


Welcome to the Institute for Youth Leaders (IYL). We invite you to explore our site and participate in our discussions and ongoing support of youth programs and projects. At IYL, we take youth and their endeavors seriously. We seek to promote and empower youth in their social, emotional, physical, and educational quests. Join us on our journey to educate, elevate, and uplift our youth.  Thank you for visiting our website.

Recent Activity

The Institute is particularly vibrant in the area of youth work and has produced several publications, which we invite you to use as resources in your own work. The Institute's director, Dr. Christopher R. Edginton, has also been featered as a guest editor

Mission Statement

It is proposed that the institute for Youth Leaders be redirected to encourage scholarly endeavours and community service by coordinating its resources. Toward this end, the Institute will be involved in the identification of problems and concerns related to youth and the delivery of youth services. To promote these ends, a new set of objectives are proposed. Two Components will be addressed~ research/development and community service

Our Goals

  • To develop, enlarge, and expand a basic program of research focused on the need of youth including: 
        • an identification of problems, issues and potential solutions,
        • and focusing on organizations and insitutitions delivering youth services 
        • outreach and counseling services to practitioners
        • other persons interested in establishing or enhancing youth services.
  • To promote and encourage cross-disciplinary research by undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty on issues and conerns related to youth and institutions/organizations delievering youth services. 
  • To improve or expand or result in development of new processes, procedures, and projects of youth service delivery by providing resources.

  • To develop, acquire, store, and disseminate resource materials which are useful to practioners, students, and professionals which can assist in the upgrading and enhancement of youth services.
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