Urban teens from the city of Camden, NJ participated in formal leadership development training (based on Kouzes and Posner’s Student Leadership Challenge) in the areas of teamwork, communications, leadership, goal setting, and service learning. Learn how youth then planned a youth-led forum to address an issue of importance, such as service learning or increasing youth community involvement.
Localized food distribution networks have nearly disappeared over the past 50 years. But increased interest may help re-establish local food systems. This seminar will highlight successful Ohio State University Extension local food system projects focused on linking rural growers with urban consumers and give participants ideas for programs back home.
- Crossing Program Barriers, a Team Approach to Delivering Urban Extension Outreach
Jerry Braatz (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension)
Co-Presenter(s): Ann Wied (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension), Randy Stoecker (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Maria Habib (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension), Martha Hubert (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension)
This workshop will focus on how extension educators from multiple program areas collectively use resources and connect with specialist resources to build trust, develop relationships, reach diverse audiences, and help residents build problem-solving capacity and identify possibilities in their urban neighborhoods.
- A Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Youth Development Programs: A Model for Youth Development Practitioners
Bonita Williams (Virginia Tech)
Cultural competence is becoming an essential ability in many facets of society and disciplines. The field of youth development is requiring practitioners to be culturally competent to effectively serve and produce planned change in programs. This presentation reveals a model for youth development practitioners to consider when striving for cultural competence.
You may be experiencing that "I don't feel comfortable" feeling when your position calls for working in an urban setting. Population density, geographical importance and demographic diveristy are characteristics of an urban environment. Panelists will share personal experiences, introduce techniques and tools, and engage participants in thinking about how they can move to an "I feel comfortable" viewpoint working in an urban setting.
- Financial Health Index Survey
Terry Clark-Jones (Michigan State University Extension)
Co-Presenter(s): Jean Lakin (Michigan State University Extension), Katherine Hale (Michigan State University Extension), Constance Costner (Michigan State University Extension)
Michigan State University Extension developed and piloted the online Family Financial Health Index Survey of consumers in 2009-2010. The online survey is designed to help Michigan consumers evaluate their current financial situation, provide consumers feedback on how they might improve their financial situations, connect consumers with local financial resources in their community and assess the current financial situation of Michigan residents related to the changing economy. The Mimoneyhealth.org website was developed to assist consumers with their financial decisions and will be showcased in this session along with the survey tool that continues to collect and report out data bi-annually.
Extension is transforming. What is a communicator’s role in these changes? Join a panel discussion with ISU Extension staff as they discuss their response. Learn about Iowa’s It Starts with Extension campaign and utilizing a multi-media approach to target urban audiences and generate awareness of Extension’s relevancy.
Recent changes in the economy have impacted consumer finances. The Financial Security for All eXtension Community of Practice is well positioned to respond to the educational needs of consumers in this world of "new normals." This session will highlight resources on eXtension's Personal Finance pages that address key financial education issues.