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New Hanover County

The Empowering Youth & Families Program is an evidence-based program geared towards youth and their caregivers. EYFP is a program that aims to encourage self-determination and parenting skill building to strengthen youth and families in an effort to promote community resilience. The primary focus of the program is opioid prevention, with emphasis on healthy decision making and building resilience. Each family participates in a ten session program that is designed to strengthen their relationships and empower them to lead community change. Families share dinner at no cost during each weekly session. At the end of the ten weeks, participating families take part in a free weekend retreat at an Eastern 4-H Center, where they learn community action planning and create a vision for opioid misuse prevention in their community.

The first New Hanover County EYFP cohort was held in the spring of 2019. Programming continues to grow, and we invite you to learn more about participating in the next EYFP cohort.

Meet Our People

Lloyd Singleton

County Extension Director, Commercial Horticulture – Landscape
J Scott Enroughty

J Scott Enroughty

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
  • A New Hanover County 4-H Agent who is no stranger to 4-H and a true “clover”
  • An alumni of Nash County 4-H who understands the values, mission, and ideals of 4-H
  • Joined New Hanover County Cooperative Extension in October 2017
  • 20+ of experience with NC State University and Cooperative Extension
  • Served as state project coordinator for the Operation: Military Kids (OMK) North Carolina program while working in the Department of Agricultural and Human Science (2007-2015) where he lead educational, recreational, and social programs for military dependents coping with the stress of their Service Member’s deployment before, during, or after it.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive.
Haylee Allen

Haylee Allen

Program Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • 13+ years working in the Human Services field with youth and adults, ages 5+
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
  • BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College; currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work
  • Born in Wilmington, NC, Haylee is passionate about promoting substance use prevention and building community resilience in her native southeastern North Carolina.
Yolanda Daniels

Yolanda Daniels

  • A passionate and enthusiastic social worker with a great deal of experience working with families who are experiencing crisis
  • Provides support to enable these families to access services to eliminate the crisis
  • Maintains professional relationships with service providers in order to track the families’ success
  • Acts as a guide, advocate or a  resource link to available resources in the community.
Daniel Price

Daniel Price

  • Program Coordinator for the Case Management Program in New Hanover County
  • Has previous experience in the parks and recreation profession, overseeing recreation programming and community service opportunities for middle and high school students.
  • Passionate about providing opportunities that make an impact in the community and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Haylee Allen

  • 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
  • 910-253-2597 (office)
  • hballen2@ncsu.edu