1. About Us

About Us (formerly was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 22 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in four significant ways:

» Create and Support

This federal website provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth. For more information about the IWGYP or this website, please call 1-877-231-7843 or email

» Create and Support YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) website is the home of the IWGYP’s online youth engagement efforts. YE4C helps young people between the ages of 16 and 24 engage in change on personal, community, and national levels.

» Identify and Disseminate Promising and Effective Strategies

IWGYP identifies strategies, tools, and resources accessible through that will help promote effective community-based efforts addressing youth risk and protective factors. The Program Directory, a searchable database on, provides visitors with information about such efforts. Communities can determine whether replicating these strategies will meet their needs.

» Promote Enhanced Collaboration

IWGYP identifies and engages key government, private, and nonprofit organizations that can play a role in improving the coordination and effectiveness of programs serving and appealing to youth. Entities include faith-based and other organizations, community coalitions and partnerships, businesses, volunteers, and other key constituencies. These partnerships and collaborations provide mechanisms to obtain feedback on how federal initiatives are translated at the local level; keep organizations informed about federal funding opportunities; and provide the IWGYP with communication mechanisms to reach regional, state, and local programs.

Read the spotlight article on Federal Collaboration for more information about the IWGYP. To learn about each agency's resources and programs, click on its seal. To view specific information about these agencies' youth-focused activities, visit our list of federal youth funding agencies. To connect your visitors directly to’s related resources, visit our Share and Promote page to add a badge to your website.

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