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Community Youth Development Intentionally connects young people with community based organizations, including schools, colleges, universities, local government and nonprofits.

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Teen Vaping in Wisconsin

The Extension Vaping Work Group partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Applied Population Lab to analyze Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from 260,000 high school students and 188,000 middle school students across the state. The survey shows that males and females use vaping devices nearly the same. American Indian and […]

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4-H Tech Changemakers

4-H has partnered with Microsoft to create the 4-H Tech Changemakers. There are eight teams nationwide, and each team is making a difference in their community with the use of technology. Meet the Teams Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Georgia and Virginia. Marketing Toolkit Resources from National 4-H Council, including event resources, logos […]

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Youth on Local Government Boards and Committees

UW-Extension is working with county boards and city councils and their committees to include youth representation in several Wisconsin counties. Youth Representatives on Full Elected Board Adams County: The Adams County SAYL Program helps young people and government officials work together. The purpose of the program is to create a model of youth involvement within […]

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Pre-planning is an essential process to lay the groundwork for a YACH project. It helps the group avoid issues that can derail youths’ best efforts later. Through pre-planning, the group establishes clear expectations about group behavior and a clear definition of the community they plan to serve. This is also a time for facilitators to […]

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