Conference topics: Youth Development

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Conference Youth Development Track: This track brings together 4-H, extension specialists, researchers, and youth educators to review and engage developments in research, to share updates on implementation of best practices for including Latino and other new populations, and to work collaboratively to share these targeted curricula and projects. As Latino youth become a larger proportion of the population in both rural and urban communities, we must understand, explore, and expand the research and best practices that can lead to the successful adaptation of out-of-school programs; moral and legal imperatives obligate us to ensure inclusive and appealing learning experiences that link to youths’ well-being and educational achievement. See the Youth Development flyer for more information.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 16th annual conference will take place in St. Louis on June 14, 15 and 16th, 2017. The theme this year is “Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration 
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

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