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Youth Studies exhibits at the State Fair

Hundreds of State Fair goers participated in the activities at the Youth Studies exhibit at the State Fair on Sept. 4 and 6. The exhibit was in the University's building at the fair and included performances by young people on the stage outside the building.
One activity involved having young people complete this sentence: "If you really knew me, you would know..." Several hundred answers were collected, and Youth Studies faculty plan to use them to increase their understanding of today's youth. About 400 people of all ages also filled in a "Myths of Young People" quiz, which was designed to raise awareness about issues facing youth.
The stage performances--in spoken word, music and dancing--were presented by young people who are members of groups with youth workers who were taught by Youth Studies faculty.

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See more pictures from the Fair on the Youth Studies Facebook page.

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