Authors as Published

Authored by Maurice D. Smith Jr., Assistant Professor and 4-H Youth Development Extension Specialist, College of Agriculture, Virginia State University; and Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development and African Studies, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, The Pennsylvania State University

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Advocacy experiences can take place in a variety of places, such as public organizations, non-profits and the private sector – all with the goal of working for change and solutions. The intent behind youth advocacy is often to change the world or be the difference in someone’s life. This fact-sheet is a resource for Extension agents, volunteers, and teen leaders looking to help to implement programs and spaces to assist a young person’s desire to be an active and engaged citizen in the community.

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Publication Date

May 21, 2020