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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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Mar 25, 2021

As part 3 in the Series on Youth in Agriculture,  this podcast focuses on how to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth in the Ag sector.  Joe, Samantha and Kari reflect as we hear directly from Kyle, 4-H alumni, about what his experience was like as a LGBTQ+ youth who had not yet come out, and is now an openly gay man.  Kyle shares, from his experience, what employers in Agriculture can do that will signal they have an inclusive environment.  He also discusses what youth workers in rural areas can do to educate themselves on the background of Gen Z and to be inclusive while providing opportunities for acceptance and grow in leadership roles.  

Read the Blog: Cultivating Change by Joe Rand

Website: Inclusive youth development programs for LGBTQ+ people

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