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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 31, 2022

Youth can be effective in designing and implementing youth programs with adult guidance!  Karen Beranek and Jan Derdowski discuss the foundational research and models supporting authentic youth/adult partnerships while sharing real stories that bring this concept to life.

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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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