Foundations of Positive Youth Development for Early Career 4-H Professionals Academy
About the Foundations of Positive Youth Development for Early 4-H Career Professionals Academy
The Foundations of Positive Youth Development (PYD) Academy for Early Career 4-H Professionals provides educators with a comprehensive introduction to the science and practice of positive youth development in 4-H. The academy is recommended for all 4-H professionals within the first three years of their 4-H career, including educators, specialists and 4-H program leaders.
The academy takes place in two phases, and participants are encouraged to participate in both phases. Phase one is the learning portion of the academy, where participants develop a fundamental understanding of the science and practice of positive youth development and the 4-H Thriving Model as the PYD theory guiding 4-H program development.
Phase One (Learning Phase) October 16 - December 7
Phase Two (Application Phase) December 12 - April 4
Phase One contains 30 hours of virtual learning, taking place over five weeks. Each week participants engage in self-paced learning followed by a 2-hour live webinar session.
Phase Two engages participants in monthly learning circles designed to support putting learning into practice. Learning circles consist of eight academy participants who are guided by a mentor over five monthly sessions, providing support and guidance as academy learning is put into practice in 4-H programs.
Limited partial scholarships are available to those who are registering for BOTH phases. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please reach out to Hayat Essa at email@example.com BEFORE you register.