Especially for Youth records

Especially for Youth records

Dates: 1976-1986, 1995-2012

Contains promotional brochures, program agendas, handbooks, faculty information sheets, statistical reports (1995-2001), department meeting minutes (2002-2004), historical records including enrollment history, program catalogs, flyers, course details and counselor application packets, and other information related to the Especially for Youth program, 1976-1986, 1995-2012.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Especially for Youth (Program). -- Brigham Young University. Division of Continuing Education. -- Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
  • Call Number: UA 1025
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Especially for Youth records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1025; Especially for Youth records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1025, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Initial installment donated by John Bytheway in 2003. Additional materials transferred by Records Management between 2011 and 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Bytheway; 2003. Transferred; Records Management; January 2011. Transferred; Records Management; October 2014.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Education; Elementary and Secondary Education; Mormon youth; Especially for Youth (Program)--Archives
Genre / Form
Programs; Pamphlets; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2003. Processed; Elizabeth West; April 2011. Processed; Erin Owens; October 2014.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Especially for Youth records
Finding Aid Author
J. Gordon Daines III
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-11-27 14:55:38 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Especially for Youth (EFY) (1976- ) is a program offered by Church Education System (CES) Youth and Family Programs that contains spiritual and recreational activities for youth ages 14-18.

Especially for Youth (EFY) was established in 1976 by Ronald C. Hills. Enrollment at the first EFY session was 172. However, 30 years later EFY now has attendance at over 50,000 youth. It is a program offered by Church Education System (CES) Youth and Family Programs. EFY is a well-known, carefully balanced program of classes and activities for 14-18 year old youth. It provides a unique opportunity for youth to develop lasting friendships, grow spiritually, and gain self-confidence in a caring, trusting, and accepting setting. Activities at Especially for Youth have been designed according to the needs of specific age groups. EFY generally includes classes, counselor workshops, devotionals, dances, recreational activities, and a unique service opportunity.

Administrative History

The Division of Continuing Education was designed in 1964 as a way to provide educational programs and services to adults who are unable to complete regular daytime study.

Adult Education and Extension Services was renamed in 1964 and became the Division of Continuing Education. The following individuals served as Dean of the Division of Continuing Education: Harold Glen Clark (1964-1973), Stanley A. Peterson (1973-1978), William R. Siddoway (1978-1986), Richard C. Eddy (1986-2009), and Wayne J. Lott (2009- ).

The Division of Continuing Education is designed to provide educational programs and services of the regular University day school to adults who do not have opportunities for daytime study. The division services range from off-campus programs, lectures, correspondence study, and community services—both through the off-campus centers and extended programs in wide geographic areas—to formal on-campus classroom offerings, both credit and noncredit, extended and short-term in nature.

Departments within the Division of Continuing Education include the Bachelor of General Studies, Religious Enrichment, EFY Programs, Conferences and Workships, Evening Classes, Independent Study, and the Salt Lake Center.

Administrative history

The Church Educational System (est. 1970) is an educational program for students and adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church Educational System (CES) was formed in 1970 in a reorganization of the earlier Unified Church School System. The system included primary and secondary educational institutions operated by the Church, including seminaries and institutes of religion. The system is administered by the Commissioner of Church Education, and operates under the direction of the Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Commissioners of Church Education have included Neal A. Maxwell (1970-1976), Jeffrey R. Holland (1976-1980), Henry B. Eyring (1980-1986), J. Elliot Cameron (1986-1989), Henry B. Eyring (1992-2004), W. Rolfe Kerr (2005-2008), and Paul V. Johnson (2008- ).

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