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Work with Youth Development

The Extension Center for Youth Development's team of professionals is dedicated to making a measurable difference in the quality, availability, and impact of out-of-school time, non-formal learning opportunities for Minnesota youth ages 6 to 18. We deliver youth programs, train youth workers, conduct research, and shape the way organizations, communities, and systems think about youth development and helping young people to learn, lead, and contribute.

We deliver the following premier programs:

Employment opportunities

Whether you want to work directly with youth, prepare those who do, or study what works, we have career opportunities for you!

Become part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team that helps to create opportunities for learning about and shaping youth development. These positions offer great health, retirement, professional development, and educational benefits as well as opportunities for promotion.

Current open positions

Contact us for more information.

Volunteer opportunities

Learn more about working with youth directly in the Minnesota 4-H program statewide.


Work with youth in Hennepin and Ramsey counties through Urban 4-H Youth Development.

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