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The Youth Development Podcast Series showcases staff from the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Youth Development.
Youth professionals discuss research, theory and best practices in youth development. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, citizenship and leadership, program quality, program evaluation, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast U of M Extension Center for Youth Development

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The Youth Development Podcast Series showcases staff from the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Youth Development.
Youth professionals discuss research, theory and best practices in youth development. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, citizenship and leadership, program quality, program evaluation, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

    How to address racial justice through youth voice

    How to address racial justice through youth voice

    In this podcast, Quincy Powe, 4-H Alumni, shares his perspective of  how to address racial justice through youth voice.  Based on his experience as a youth and now his work as a young adult, Quincy provides insight of how to encourage youth to believe in their own voice, have youth create their own table (rather than inviting them to the "adult table") and continually re-educate yourself as a youth worker to truly meet the needs of youth in programs.

    • 17 min
    Hmong-American Youth Talk about Racial Injustice

    Hmong-American Youth Talk about Racial Injustice

    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 issues and has motivated them to continue the conversation with their peers.  

    • 16 min
    Let's Talk About Race

    Let's Talk About Race

    How do we, as youth workers, engage young people in important conversations about Race and racism?  And, why is it important that we do?  Listen to this podcast to learn how Minnesota 4-H Educators engaged young people in meaningful conversations about race and racism through a program called, "Let's Talk About Race".  They discuss how this program originated, its structure and how the youth responded.

    • 22 min
    Three Strategies to build our own resilience during tough times

    Three Strategies to build our own resilience during tough times

    In this podcast Karyn Santl shares how all adults, including youth workers, parents/guardians, teacher and neighbors, can role model our reactions to difficult times for youth so that we can all emerge more resilient and better able to face future challenges.  Karyn encourages us to focus our energy, shift our lens and remember our purpose.
    Read the Blog: https://blog-youth-development-insight.extension.umn.edu/2020/07/building-our-own-resilience-during.html

    • 19 min
    Crucial Conversations during Crucial Times

    Crucial Conversations during Crucial Times

    In this podcast, Brenda Shafer shares tips on how to develop skills in having crucial conversations that are productive and successful.  She encourages listeners to start with heart, focus on what you really want, master your story, keep it "safe" and how to use contrasting statements to fix misunderstandings.

    • 21 min
    Make the "M" in STEM Exciting for Young People

    Make the "M" in STEM Exciting for Young People

    What are ways that we can make Math exciting for young people through STEM programming? Educators and volunteers who lead experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in non-formal and after-school settings will gain ideas on how to help youth overcome the negative attitudes they may have about math.  Micheal discusses how to connect mathematics to the activities and interests youth are passionate about while providing opportunities to influence math-related careers.

    • 15 min

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bicyclingfish ,

Broad and Useful

This podcast really shows why UMN Extension is a national and international leader in youth development! With a broad range of episodes focused on a number of issues within youth development, this podcast highlights their expertise and experience throughout the US and beyond. I would like more brevity and levity though - let's make sure all this great info is accessible to the people who need it most, like youth workers and educators who don't have a lot of time and need these resources! Thanks for making a good podcast...

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