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This section consists of a compilation of answers to questions most commonly asked. If your question is not listed, feel free to contact us.

General Questions

What is EYFP?

The NC 4-H Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) is a family leadership program for middle school youth and their caregivers. Participating families attend 10 weekly sessions in their county and a family retreat. Visit our About Us page for more information.

What does this look like for my family?

The Empowering Youth and Families Program is roughly 10 weeks long with Weekly Sessions, a Community Event, and a Family Weekend Retreat. Throughout our time together, we focus on building family bonds while also educating about opioid misuse and prevention. Visit our About Us page for more information.

How can I sign up for the program?

Eligible households can register by speaking with their local program assistant. Visit our Get Involved page to locate and contact a program assistant near you. If you cannot locate someone, please contact us.

Why is this program important?

Tweens and young teens struggle to navigate profound physical, social, and emotional changes. They push boundaries, break rules, and make dangerous decisions. They never listen, yet demand to be heard. These common teen behaviors can bring overwhelming stress to youth and their families. So, what’s a caregiver to do? With our research-based curriculum, EYFP aims to reconnect families together.

Learn more about our curriculum here.

How can I volunteer with the program?

Please contact us for more information.

Note: EYFP is a PREVENTION program. We are NOT qualified to help with crisis intervention.  If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, visit www.samhsa.gov/ to get help now!