Voluntary Youth-Serving Organizations: Responding to the Needs of Young People and Society in the Last Century

Suzanne M. LeMenestrel, Lisa A. Lauxman


As many national youth-serving organizations have either celebrated their 100th anniversaries or are approaching their centennials, we take a step back to celebrate these organizations’ accomplishments, but also to examine how youth organizations have responded positively to the youth development philosophy and approach to programming. The focus of this paper is on those organizations in which participation by youth is voluntary.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2011.180

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