Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs Law & Legal Definition


The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) is a group within the executive branch of the U.S. government. This group is tasked with the responsibility of promoting achievement of positive results for at-risk youth. The IWGYP also works with national, state, local and tribal agencies and organizations, schools, and faith-based and community organizations serving youth.

The IWGYP is composed of representatives from twelve Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in three significant ways:

1. Creating and supporting FindYouthInfo.gov – A federal website that provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth serving organizations.

2. Identifying and propagating promising and effective strategies, tools, and resources accessible through FindYouthInfo.gov that will help promote effective community-based efforts addressing youth risk and protective factors.

3. Identifying and engaging key government, private, and nonprofit organizations that can play a role in improving the coordination and effectiveness of programs serving and appealing to youth.