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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

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...


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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