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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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May 28, 2019

This podcast shares how to engage youth in meaningful ways to ensure they are developing skills and authentically feel like they have voice and choice in youth programs. Karen and Jan discuss 4 strategies to develop youth and adult partnerships:

  1. Developing positive relationships
  2. Mutually agreed upon expectations for each other
  3. Helping youth identify and develop their passion
  4. Share control and engage youth

They also share resources to help organizations measure whether they are authentically engaging youth as partners in voice and choice.


Podcast Transcript