Engaging Youth in Creating a Healthier Future for Themselves & Their Communities

“Engaging Youth in Creating a Healthier Future for Themselves & Their Communities”

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:30am-12:00pm

The University of Missouri Extension Healthy Lifestyle Initiative works with communities across Missouri to develop healthy communities, including policies and environments that support access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. Youth engagement is essential to the success of community-wide health initiatives. This webinar will highlight examples of youth engagement within initiatives addressing obesity and sedentary lifestyles, creating positive environments, and impacting lifelong health:

· Photovoice Projects with K-12 Schools

· Youth-Led Community Forums

· Participatory Action Research with Youth

· Youth-Adult Partnerships

 Youth and community practitioners will learn how these tools can be applied in local collaborations with 4-H, schools, food & farm groups, churches, public health agencies, local government, business leaders, and economic development & planning commissions.


Zoe Broder, AmeriCorps VISTA, University of Missouri Extension Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

Steve Henness, State 4-H Specialist, University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development

Melissa Maras, Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Missouri

Jon Stemmle, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, University of Missouri


Steven Henness

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Hello, I would love to attend this webinar but I will be in an all day training session tomorrow and would like to know if this is being recorded so that I can access it later?

Thank you!

Avatar_placeholder Amber Wilson

almost 4 years ago

Amber, In case you didn't see it, the recording is available!  Just come back to this page and click the Watch Recording green button!

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Thumb_beth_nov2014 Beth Raney

almost 4 years ago

How do I sign up for this webinar?

Avatar_placeholder Stephen Johnson

almost 4 years ago

Hi Steve - no registration needed.  Just click on the location link above a few minutes before the webinar start time.  Look forward to you joining us!

Avatar_placeholder Steven Henness

almost 4 years ago