The SD Youth Foundation, Inc. has partnered its efforts to work with youth leadership organizations, business and industry and community coalitions to lead a Healthy Living youth initiative across the state during the 2016-2017 school year. Youth leaders from across the state will start their experience by attending a Healthy Living youth summit on October 19, 2016 where they will receive information and guidance towards the delivery of the initiative in their home communities. SD FCCLA has been declared the lead youth organization for the initiative however ALL SD YOUTH are encouraged to take part and multiple youth organizations are represented on the statewide healthy living youth council.
The other two initiatives that the SD Youth Foundation, Inc. is working on starting are YOUth Choose Character! (Character Education) and YOUth Choose Teaching! (Teen Teaching & Mentoring). More information will be available on both of these initiatives as the final programs are developed and leadership is selected.