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May 15, 2012

Discussing public value from youth programs

There has been a lively discussion about communicating the public value of youth development programs on "Youth Development Insight," a blog of the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. Community program specialist, Joanna Tzenis argues that youth programs can create public value by having society-level impacts. Examples of two such impacts are building trust among community members and youth becoming agents for change in their communities. You can check out the discussion here.