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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Youth workers discuss research, theory and best practices. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

Oct 25, 2018

Why should you care about Data Viz?  

Create reports that get read and data that gets used with the tips and tricks provided by Sam and Emily in this podcast!  They give information on Data Viz that you can use to help funders and stakeholders understand the impacts made in youth development program.  

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Oct 11, 2018

Do you have colleagues working alongside you to help meet your goals, discuss important issues in youth development and provide support & feedback?  In this podcast, Amber shares how you can utilize the Action Learning Approach strengthen this type of network in your role as a youth practitioner!

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Aug 30, 2018

Do you know how to effectively communicate with financial stakeholders?  Learn tips and tools that will help you explain the impacts of youth development programs to key financial stakeholders.  Erin and Sam share their expertise on how to identify stakeholders, what they want to know about your program and real stories...


Aug 9, 2018

Some words and phrases we use in youth programs can unintentionally exclude young people, even though our true intentions are to include.  In this podcast Joe Rand, Extension educator, shares 4 actions youth workers can put to practice that will make sure out-of-school time spaces are safe and inclusive.  

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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...