PYD Academies

Helping Youth Thrive – Building 4-H Professional Capacity to Strengthen Youth Mental Health through Positive Youth Development

2022 4-H PYD Academy on Youth Mental Health

4-H youth development can play an important role in supporting youth mental health, but many 4-H professionals are uncertain of how to respond, unclear what their role is, and lack the knowledge and skills needed to provide 4-H programs that strengthen youth mental health. The 2022 4-H PYD Virtual PYD Academy on Youth Mental Health, May 10-12th,  is intended for all 4-H professionals, from program leaders to front-line educators. The academy will help 4-H professionals understand the current landscape of youth mental health and the specific role of 4-H in supporting youth mental health. Participants will also develop personal competencies for effective PYD practice related to supporting youth mental health as well as strategies to help adult volunteers be prepared for working with youth during this unique time

Helping Youth Thrive – Building 4-H Professional Capacity to Provide High Quality Positive Youth Development Programs

2021 4-H Virtual PYD Academy

The first ever virtual 4-H PYD Academy was held May 11-13, 2021. Attended by over 900 4-H professionals, the academy provided three days of focused learning, designed to unite the 4-H system in a common definition and grounding in the science of learning and development. Academy resources and recordings will be archived here as they are available.