For Partners

NC 4-H EYFP was made possible through the generous support of the Powerful Families, Powerful Communities grant no. 2019-46100-30277, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and a grant through SAMHSA.

We are proud to partner with nearly 40 local community organizations and businesses to support our work at the county level. Thanks to all of our donors, partners, and sponsors, we have been able to help over 135 families develop the knowledge and skills needed for healthy, happy, thriving lives. Our local partnerships have enabled us to reach thousands more through the substance misuse prevention events that our families have hosted in their communities.

The Goal is Prevention

“Prevention” sometimes is conflated with intervention (i.e., “preventing” recidivism). 

EYFP is a true prevention program, aimed primarily at the families of youth who have not started misusing opioids. Participants learn how opioids and other illegal substances affect the brain and refusal skills they can use if presented with a dangerous choice. They also learn how to listen, talk about difficult subjects, and work as a team in ways that build strong families.

  • Goal I: Reduce youth substance misuse in rural NC and TN
  • Goal II: Increase caregivers’ parenting skills to assist youth in making healthy choices
  • Goal III: Enhance family relationships
  • Goal IV: Empower families to lead community change, thereby leveraging support for healthier lifestyles within those communities

Meet our Director:

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Autumn Cano-Guin, PhD


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Become a Partner

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact Dr. Autumn Cano-Guin.

“I know my family has benefited from this program and I became a facilitator because I want to share what I have learned with other families. I believe in EYFP that much.”

– Tamika H., program graduate and facilitator, Nash County, North Carolina