Youth Organizations for

Involvement and Fun



Being involved in a youth organization can be both fun and educational, and it’s one of the best ways to get through what can be the difficult teen and preteen years. Below is a small sampling of youth organizations. For descriptions of these and many more, read Seven Years Seven Ways: Surviving Your Teen and Preteen Years.


4-H (http://www.4-h.org/)


American Field Service (AFS)  (http://www.afs.org/)


Future Farmers of America (FFA) (http://www.ffa.org/)


Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  (http://www.girlscouts.org/)


Venture Club  (http://www.scouting.org/venturing)


Boys and Girls Clubs of America  (http://www.bgca.org/)


YMCA (http://www.ymca.net/)


Junior Optimist Octagon International, JOOI

(http://www.optimist.org/default.cfm?content=jooi/jooi.htm)


Lions Clubs  (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/youth_index.shtml)