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This report, summarizing the proceedings at a February 1988 conference at Brown University on youth service,presents briefly an overview of the emerging network of youth service programs in the following states: (1) Minnesota; (2) Pennsylvania; (3) California; (4) Massachusetts; and (5) Ohio. Rationales for youth service are analyzed. Eight strategies for implementing youth service programs at the state level are identified. Individual programs, such as the Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City, and City Year in Boston, are discussed. The following types of youth service programs,and means of expanding them are outlined: (1) full-time corps; (2) campus-based service; and (3) school-based service. Strategies for advancing youth service on a national scale are discussed. A list of contributors to Youth Service America, and a list of conference participants are included. Photographs illustrate the text.