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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development Extension educators discuss research, theory and best practices.

Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, evaluation, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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Nov 17, 2020

In this podcast, Quincy Powe, 4-H Alumni, shares his perspective of  how to address racial justice through youth voice.  Based on his experience as a youth and now his work as a young adult, Quincy provides insight of how to encourage youth to believe in their own voice, have youth create their own table (rather than...

Oct 15, 2020

What can we learn from young people who are talking about racial injustice in their community? 

In this podcast, we will hear from two Hmong-American youth who participated in 4-H programs this past summer that provided a safe space to discuss racial injustice.  They share how it changed the way they think about these...

Sep 14, 2020

How do we, as youth workers, engage young people in important conversations about Race and racism?  And, why is it important that we do?  Listen to this podcast to learn how Minnesota 4-H Educators engaged young people in meaningful conversations about race and racism through a program called, "Let's Talk About Race". ...

Aug 6, 2020

In this podcast Karyn Santl shares how all adults, including youth workers, parents/guardians, teacher and neighbors, can role model our reactions to difficult times for youth so that we can all emerge more resilient and better able to face future challenges.  Karyn encourages us to focus our energy, shift our lens and...

Jun 18, 2020

In this podcast, Brenda Shafer shares tips on how to develop skills in having crucial conversations that are productive and successful.  She encourages listeners to start with heart, focus on what you really want, master your story, keep it "safe" and how to use contrasting statements to fix misunderstandings.