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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 17, 2022

Jacquie Lonning and Amber Shanahan, Extension educators discuss the purpose and application of the 4-H Leadership Tree Model to provide leadership pathways for youth.  This model broadens the definition of leadership development as a process, rather than a position, that provides an environment for youth to nurture and...

Mar 3, 2022

This podcast explores the journey to leadership through the youth perspective as we hear stories from two MN 4-H State Ambassadors.  They also discuss the important role adults played in helping them discover and develop leadership skills.  

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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...

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...

Jan 2, 2018

October 2017

It's National 4-H Week and we are celebrating in Minnesota! Listen to this podcast as 4-H'ers from Hubbard County, Minnesota share why they love 4-H and the experiences that have helped them develop leadership skills.