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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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Apr 14, 2022

Over the last couple years youth workers have been forced into change and moved into situations where they had to be innovators… How can those experiences be utilized to continue in the mode of being changemakers?

Becky Meyer (Center for Youth Development), Nate Meyer (Program Leader, Center for AFNR, and Mary Jo Katras (Program Leader, Center for Family Development) discuss how to capture the youth program innovation we’ve experienced and utilize a model to help practice empathy, be creative and strive for elegance.

Link to Extension Program Innovation Website

Link to Episode 38:  Innovative Youth Programs

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