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Delaware County Youth Empowerment records

Identifier: MSS-340

Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative records, conference materials, and related organization materials from Delaware County Youth Empowerment in Delaware Country, Indiana ranging from 1990 to 2011 regarding youth assistance, empowerment and education.


  • Creation: 1990, 1995-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

Youth Empowerment is a collaboration of Delaware County youth and adults from education, faith based, youth serving, business, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Using the 40 Developmental Assets as a framework, Youth Empowerment is committed to make a difference in the community and the lives of young people. The mission statement is to build an asset focused community, which engages all members in the creation of a supportive environment where all youth become productive, responsible and caring citizens.


1.7 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Youth Empowerment administrative documents, 1997-2011

Series 2: Youth Empowerment events, conferences and workshops, 1990, 1996-2008

Series 3: Related organization materials, 1990, 1995-2011

Subseries 3.1: Delaware County Step Ahead Council, 1995, 2000-2005

Subseries 3.2: Great Kids! Healthy Comminity!, 2001-2002

Subseries 3.3: Indiana Youth Institute, 1990, 1995-2010

Subseries 3.4: Search Institute, 1996-2010

Subseries 3.5: Race Relations Committee, 1997-2004, 2011

Subseries 3.6: Religious Relations Committee, 1998

Subseries 3.7: Search Institute, 1996-2010

Subseries 3.8: Tobacco Coalition, 2001

Subseries 3.9: United Way of Delaware County, 2000-2002

Subseries 3.10: Youth Initiative, 1998-2001

Subseries 3.11: Youth Involvement Committee, 2002

Subseries 3.12: Youth Summit, 2001-2004

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Donna Bookout on 2013/10/02. An addition to the collection was donated by Donna Bookout on 2015/12/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/10/23 by Rebecca Marangelli. Addition processing completed 2016/02/19 by Audra Butler. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/03 by Leslie Nellis. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/19 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. Addition processing completed 2017/07/20 by Audra Butler. EAD finding aid revised 2017/07/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.

Delaware County Youth Empowerment records
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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA