The Youth Protection Policy is to ensure the safety and well-being of all youth participants, their families, volunteers and paid staff. Every new volunteer and all paid Extension staff participate in a process that fulfills the requirements of this policy.  The responsibility for the well-being of children lies with each and every one of us. It is understood that caring quality staff will develop positive relationships with youth while involved in sports and fitness programs in such a way to mentor and uplift, instill Christian principles and that verbal, physical or mental abuse of children is not tolerated and will be reported to the proper authorities.