The Cooperative Extension System supports base programs and national initiatives that provide direction for educational programming across the country. This article presents results of a study of the graduation of the CYFAR National Initiative into base programs. The Organizational Change Survey, designed to document the current state of and changes in a state's ability to develop and sustain effective programs for children, youth, and families, was first conducted in late 1997 to mid-1998 and was repeated in late 2000 to mid-2001. Results are presented from 22 states that participated both times. Implications for the implementation and graduation of other national initiatives are discussed.
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(2003). Graduation: From National Initiative to Base Program. The Journal of Extension, 41(1), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss1/5