Helping Youth Thrive Through an Equity Lens
Fact Sheets By the 4-H Program Leaders Working Group Access, Equity, and Belonging Committee
4-H has made a bold commitment to youth across the country; to reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs, and social conditions of the country (United States Department of Agriculture, 2017). 4-H has affirmed we will help close the opportunity gap for marginalized youth and communities to fully thrive (Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, 4-H, 2019; National 4-H Council, 2020). Making good on these promises requires that all those working with youth in 4-H critically analyze current programs and deliver 4-H programs through an equity lens.
The 4-H PLWG, Access, Equity, and Belonging Committee created a series of Fact Sheets so that 4-H professionals throughout the country can help youth fully thrive.
Ten Fact Sheets:
Thriving Through an Equity Lens
Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Youth in Foster Care
Youth with Disabilities
Youth Living in Poverty
Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
African American Youth
American Indian/Alaskan Native Youth
You will learn:
Social conditions of the specific youth population
Competencies needed to engage the specific youth population
Methods to foster belonging and participation
Tactics for making 4-H relevant and marketable, and more!