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Youth Advocates for Community Health

Extension Professionals are invited to join on a lightning session focused on how young people are catalysts for improving the health of their communities! Many states have harnessed the power of youth voice and Well Connected Communities, a health initiative funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has demonstrated the effort of 4-H health ambassadors and advocates in addressing various dimensions of community health including physical activity, food insecurity, environmental health, stress and anxiety and mental health. This lightning session will also feature process guides and curricula developed for young people who are leading community change in health and well-being. Register HERE

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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