This April, a first ever True Leaders in Equity Institute will prepare 26 youth-adult pairs to be change agents within the Cooperative Extension System as we work to create more welcoming and inclusive environments. This training and leadership opportunity challenges participants to work together to ideate and champion an equity related project in their communities.
4‑H believes in youth and adults working together to leverage the strengths that each group brings to their communities and world.
At the event, youth-adult pairs will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of key principles and concepts related to equity and inclusion.
- Identify a particular equity indicator and/or issue to focus on for the next year.
- Develop their skills and competences in equity leadership and make connections to people, organizations and tools that can be helpful for their projects.
- Create an overall framework for their project for the next year and a specific 90-day action plan to implement when they return home.