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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Jun 8, 2018

What is Global Citizenship and how do we inspire youth to understand, relate and connect to other people?   This question is answered in a conversation with guests Dr. Jennifer Skuza and Jessica Russo.  Nationally recognized for their work in this area, Jennifer and Jessica share how youth workers can utilize the...


May 24, 2018

Does your youth organization really LISTEN to youth?  How are you providing authentic opportunities for youth to share their VOICE?  Join Karen as she describes how youth organizations can utilize Hart's Ladder of Participation and five concepts that will support that work.


May 10, 2018

Discover how the U of M Center for Youth Development is facilitating a process with youth to build the "Culture of Health" in three communities throughout Minnesota.  Joshua, Joyce and Kaianne describe the partnerships that helped make this program possible, and share how youth are taking the lead in each community to...


Apr 26, 2018

Listen to this podcast to hear why Karyn Santl doesn't love camping, but she LOVES 4-H Camp!  Karyn describes the principles of positive youth development she uses while training youth counselors and shares how youth use these skills to plan, implement and evaluate experiences. 

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Apr 19, 2018

How can we apply engineering to dog training?  Margo Bowerman uses her training experience with her dog, Orrie, as an inspiration to discuss the critical elements necessary to teach problem solving to young people.  The four critical elements are A System, Feedback, Time and Team.  She describes how we CAN "teach an old...