PYD in 3 Podcast

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Explore positive youth development while taking a deeper dive into the application of youth work. Each episode of PYD in 3 is broken up into three segments: Highlight an aspect of PYD for 3 min, Interview an expert in that aspect of PYD, Unpack how that principle of PYD relates directly to youth work, current issues, or challenges.

Episode 14: Adaptations and Accommodations for Inclusion

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview of inclusion as it relates to our second episode topic in the series: accommodations and adaptations to include youth with all abilities. We then interview our guest on the topic, Kari Valentine, 4-H volunteer and mom who holds certifications in accommodations for young people. We will have a conversation with Kari about where to start by keeping the young person at the center of our work. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:34 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:11 | Segment 3 ⏤ 30:38

Episode 13: Introduction to Inclusion and a bit about CYFAR

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview of inclusion and what to expect in the next few episodes as we kick off a series on the topic. We then interview our experts on the topic, Candi Dierenfield, 4-H State Specialized Agent in Volunteer Management with Florida 4-H and Meagan Hoffman, 4-H Youth Development Specialist with North Dakota State. We will have a conversation with them about inclusive practices in their states as well as their work with CYFAR. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice and welcome special guest Alyssa Olvera, a CYFAR attendee and recruitment specialist working with the Next Chapter Program in Nebraska.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:34 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:11 | Segment 3 ⏤ 30:38

Episode 12: Empowering Teen Leaders

Listeners will get a brief, 3-minute overview of empowering teens in leadership roles. We then interview our expert on the topic, Dr. Rachel Noble Guidugli, Extension Specialist and Interim Assistant Extension Director for Kentucky 4-H, about teen leadership opportunities and empowering them in youth programs. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:34 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:11 | Segment 3 ⏤ 30:38

Episode 11: Special Episode - I Belong... Celebrating Nebraska 4-H Month

Join us for a special episode as we reflect on and celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month coming to a close. In this special format, we will hear from Dr. Kathleen Lodl, Associate Dean for UNL Extension and Nebraska State 4-H Program Leader, several educators and some 4-H members in our programs about what it means to them to belong.

Episode 10: Magic in Middle School Aged Youth

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview defining adolescents and what makes this age group unique. We then interview our expert on the topic, Jennifer Skuza, Associate Dean for Minnesota Extension and Minnesota State 4-H Program Director, about her research and insights into the learning of middle school aged youth. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:34 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:35 | Segment 3 ⏤ 39:41

Episode 9: Special Halloween Edition - PYD at Hogwarts

A slightly different format for this special edition where we sit down with two Potter Files, Caroline and Lauren, to talk about Harry Potter and how this relates to their everyday lives as young people and life lessons they've learned as they have entered this magical world. Themes that emerge are being part of something bigger than themselves, belonging and the importance of shared experiences and developmental relationships with caring adults.

Episode 8: Out of Shool Time Learning

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, introduction to out of school time and our special expert guest for the episode. We then interview our expert Jeff Cole with Beyond School Bells. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:33 | Segment 2 ⏤ 05:52 | Segment 3 ⏤ 36:05

Episode 7: Communicating An Influential Message

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, introduction to telling your story. We then interview our expert Jill Bramble with National 4-H Council. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:41 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:26 | Segment 3 ⏤ 39:03

Episode 6: Do You Have a Plan? Insights into Emerging Adulthood

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, introduction to emerging adulthood. We then interview our expert Dr. Allen Reifman, Professor of Human Sciences with Texas Tech University and co-author of the IDEA inventory. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:44 | Segment 2 ⏤ 08:07 | Segment 3 ⏤ 43:05

Episode 5: Helping Youth Thrive–4-H Thriving Model

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, introduction to the 4-H Thriving Model. We then interview our expert and author of the 4-H Thriving Model, Dr. Mary Arnold, Professor and Youth Development Specialist, Oregon State University, about the basics of the model, what makes this model different from other PYD models and what we can expect from future work with 4-H Thriving. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:44 | Segment 2 ⏤ 05:17 | Segment 3 ⏤ 35:05

Episode 4: Youth Mental Health

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview regarding youth mental health. We then interview our expert, Dr. Michelle Krehbiel, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Nebraska Extension, regarding challenges facing youth today and how we as youth development professionals can approach these challenges when working with youth. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:45 | Segment 2 ⏤ 07:53 | Segment 3 ⏤ 35:27

Episode 3: PYD - The Perfect Bullseye

Listeners will get a brief (3 min) overview of what it means to keep PYD at the center of youth work. We then interview our expert on the topic, Nila Cobb with West Virginia Extension, regarding how she has successfully led with purpose in her career to keep positive youth development the focus of youth programming. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:45 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:05 | Segment 3 ⏤ 31:50

Episode 2: Leading Voices in PYD

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview of what it means to be a leading voice in PYD and highlight some current voices you should know. We then interview our expert on the topic, Dr. Angie Freel with Arkansas Extension, about who those leading voices have been for her and in her career, and how she has worked to seek them out. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice.

Timestamps: Segment 1 ⏤ 00:45 | Segment 2 ⏤ 06:00 | Segment 3 ⏤ 24:45

Episode 1: PYD is...

Listeners will get a brief, 3 min, overview of what is Positive Youth Development or PYD. We then interview our expert on the topic, Dr. Jill Lingard with Nebraska Extension, about her thoughts on the discipline of PYD and what that means to her. Lastly, we take what we have covered and apply it to our daily practice. All with a little fun along the way.

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