Youth development advisors launch blog to share ideas

Feb 24, 2023

4-H youth development advisors JoLynn Miller, Nicole Marshall-Wheeler, Marianne Bird and fellow 4-H colleagues have started a new blog titled “Youth Development Insights” to share ideas, strategies and research from the field of positive youth development.

Bird wrote about the 4-H club experience: “What is the Club experience about?  It's about independence and discovering who you are. It's about decision making and planning and recognizing the importance of following through on commitments.” 

Public speaking is a skill 4-H club members will exercise frequently. In a recent blog post, Marshall-Wheeler shares tips for building youths' public speaking confidence.

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By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach