CFA-YFEP engages youth from 7 to 18 in activities from drawing a poster, to doing a breed presentation, to working on a show committee, to taking a therapy cat to visit a hospital unit. The program is designed to allow youth to enjoy the cat fancy and excel at their own pace through the activities and age categories while enhancing their appreciation for felines and feline inspired professions.


At the end of each show season the top three youth in each age category will be recognized at the regional level with rosettes and plaques and at the national level with savings bonds for their future education.

YFEP on Facebook


CFA-YFEP encourages everyone to like us on Facebook, where we will post announcements but also encourage our youth to share their experiences and achievements in the program.

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If you are a Parent, Guardian, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, or Friend and wish to help with the program or have a premier that needs a good home with a youth please contact our CFA-YFEP Secretary, Cathy Dunham at She will be happy to direct you to the regional representative in your area.

Fun Stuff
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Come check out our fun page. With Cat facts, puzzles, stories, and more...

Check out our Participant Gallery!

If you are a youth interested in this new and exciting program, please with the knowledge of your parents or guardians click here and complete the information. The application is designed to allow you to type in all your information; you will need to print the application as it does require an original signature by your parent or guardian for acceptance.


When complete please mail the application to:

CFA-YFEP Secretary

Cathy Dunham

1232 S Main

Jacksonville, IL 62650