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Thriving Youth

Summary All counties expand programming relevant for teenagers, with an emphasis on college and career readiness. 2. All counties grow programming focusing on STEM, healthy living, civic engagement and leadership learning experiences. 3. Adult volunteer educators have the knowledge and skills to facilitate youth development and experiential learning that are grounded in the 4-H Thriving Model of PYD and culturally relevant practices. Delivery of high-quality positive youth development in all communities.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Gemma Miner (Co-Chair)
Phone (530)-750-1334
Unit: Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
Name Matthew Rodriguez (Co-Chair)
Phone 530-889-7391
Unit: Placer-Nevada Counties
Membership List
CE Advisor
Rodriguez, Matthew Placer-Nevada Counties
  4-H Youth Development Advisor (Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yuba) Family science and father-child involvement.
Worker, Steven Marin County
  4-H Youth Development Advisor Educational research; design and research of out-of-school (informal) learning environments; positive youth development; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education
Other ANR
Miner, Gemma Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
  4-H Academic Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement Youth Development; Experiential Education; Outdoor Program Administration and Accreditation; Volunteerism
Torres, Ana San Luis Obispo County
  4-H YDP Community Education Specialist II
Weaver, Susan Santa Clara County
  4-H Youth Development Program Regional Coordinator, Region 7 Youth Leadership Development, Juntos 4-H, Teens as Teachers, In-school programs, Youth camps, Mentor development, Professional Development for educators.
Membership Totals
Number of Members5
ANR Members5
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