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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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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...

Apr 25, 2019

Are issues around human rights relevant for young people today?

In this podcast, Kathryn discusses how she has provided a platform for youth to explore human rights and engage in topics that are important to them.  She shares insights for youth professionals to consider how to talk about important topics in youth...

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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Jan 2, 2018

Nov. 21, 2016

As the demographic makeup of the U.S. undergoes a sea change of diversification, 4-H and other national historical legacy youth development organizations face a critical question: What will it take to stay relevant in the 21st Century? We must work for equity, and achieving equity requires us to address...