Friday, December 3, 2010
11:00 a.m. ET
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development: http://breeze.msu.edu/ncrcrd/
About the Webinar: Land-grant university faculty in both youth and community development have engaged young people in seven states in mapping the impact of their work in diverse communities using the community capitals framework. Presenters will share initial findings about the characteristics of youth program experiences that link social capital development to youth civic engagement and will explore the connections between youth development and community development Extension work.
Registration: There is no fee for attending this webinar.
About the Speakers:
Matt Calvert is a youth development specialist with UW-Extension who has worked extensively with statewide programs to engage youth in community development through direct action, input into decision-making and involvement in policy through representation with elected officials.
Mary Emery, a member of the Sociology Department at Iowa State University, works on a variety of initiatives related to rural development and community change initiatives including co-managing a Coaching for Community Change Initiative and using the Community Capitals Framework in evaluation and program planning. She also co-chairs the Great Plains IDEA multi-university on-line Master’s degree in Community Development.
Richard Enfield is a County Director & 4-H Youth Development Advisor with the University of California. His research and educational efforts have focused on experiential education, the complimentary concepts of resiliency and developmental assets, and social capital. He is currently chairing a multi-state nationwide project on 4-H and social capital.
Barbara Baker is a 4-H Youth Development Educator with UMaine Extension who has a passion for working with communities to sustain youth and adult partnership opportunities for building human and social capital. This has been honed by over fifteen years of Extension work with 4-H Youth Community Action at UMaine and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Bonita Williams is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development with the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Program. She is a faculty affiliate with the Department of Human Development. Her teaching and research interests include: Cultural competence as a construct, the factors impacting youth’s career decisions, and program management.
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