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Youth Development brown bag webinar series

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Sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development and North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development

The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and program ideas for youth workers over the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT).

These free webinars provide professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter guides interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.

This webinar series is free to participants, but registration is required.

Direct questions to Kari Robideau.


Safe spaces for rural LGBT youth

Joe Rand, Extension educator

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
11:30 - 1 p.m. CT

LGBT youth living in rural areas have very few safe spaces for real interaction and self-identification. This makes their journey through sexual identification and "coming out" to family, friends and community more difficult. As a result, few "come-out" while in their hometown communities, leading to self-destructive behaviors. This webinar will focus on the need for safe spaces for LGBT youth, our unique ability to provide those spaces within positive youth development programs and interviews with youth themselves.


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