The Positive Youth Development Institute prepares the youth of today to become effective, empathetic leaders of tomorrow. Our research-based programs give young people the hands-on experiences they need to develop an understanding of themselves and the world. From teens advising local government to Wisconsin 4-H clubs, we offer diverse educational opportunities that put youth on the path to success in Wisconsin and beyond. Extension faculty, researchers, staff, and educators with a Positive Youth Development focus responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways to continue our mission to build strong social support networks for youth, provide opportunities for youth to explore careers and post-secondary pathways, and offer multiple opportunities for youth leadership and youth voice across Wisconsin communities.
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