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Urban minority youth are boys and girls usually teenage (11-14 years old) who reside in urban areas of 1,000,000 or more of all races or ethnicities. In urban areas youth are exposed to violence, lack of resources, and poverty. These youth also suffer from barriers in their communities such as single parent households, violence, crime and incarceration, health and well-being disparities, racial discrimination, stereotype-threats, sexual abuse and drug use, gender identity issues, and high school dropouts. This fact-sheet infographic can assist all extension faculty and staff in understanding and implementing programs for urban minority youth.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
June 9, 2020