Using Youth Voice
as a Breakthrough Innovation to Transform NYS 4-H Into an Antiracist Organization
About the Project
The goal of the Using Youth Voices project is to create different ways for 4-H youth, alumni and staff the opportunity to share their ideas for transforming NYS 4-H into a welcoming, nurturing and nationally respected anti-racist organization.
The components of the project include:
In Their Own Words Young people and 4-H alumni were invited to be In Their Own Words guest columnists in a series of Using Youth Voices newsletters to share their ideas for making NYS 4-H more welcoming and inclusive, especially for youth of color.
Where Are They Now? Social media posts that showcase the experiences of 4-H alumni and offer suggestions for how 4-H can be more welcoming and inclusive.
Using Youth Voices A series of video interviews with 4-H alumni, current 4-H’ers, and 4-H Educators to garner their suggestions for what NYS 4-H needs to do to transform 4-H into a welcoming, nurturing, and nationally respected antiracist organization.