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PLWG Task Force: Advancing the 4-H Thriving Model

Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Mary E. Arnold, Oregon 4-H Youth Development
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PLWG Task Force: Advancing the 4-H Thriving Model


The Program Leaders’ Working Group (PLWG) has approved a three-year task force to advance the 4-H Thriving Model under the direction of Dr. Mary Arnold at Oregon State University. The task force will work over the next three years to accomplish three main aims:

  1. Developing training materials and opportunities for the professional development of 4-H staff and volunteers
  2. Continuing research on the 4-H Thriving Model with diverse youth in a variety of settings
  3. Working to establish organizational alignment around the 4-H Thriving Model as the model of positive youth development for 4-H


Applications for task force membership are now being accepted (due September 16), with work beginning in October. Task force membership is composed of researchers, faculty and practitioners within the Land-grant system and across all five Extension regions.


Please click here for more information about the task force, and to access the on-line application. Questions about membership should be directed to Mary Arnold at mary.arnold@oregonstate.edu


Please consider joining this important effort and/or encouraging others to apply.

Help shape the direction of positive youth development in the 4-H program!


Bradd Anderson says...
Posted Thursday, August 22, 2019
It's exciting to see this work expanding on multiple fronts...a great step for 4-H and the youth development profession as a whole!

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