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4-H Positive Youth Development Academy

The 4-H PYD Academy equips 4-H and other youth development professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate high-quality youth development programs that help youth thrive. The National 4-H PYD Academy is an output of the 4-H PLWG Chartered Committee on Positive Youth Development. 4-H PYD Academies are convened and supported by National 4-H Council in cooperation with the National Association of 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) and Extension 4-H professionals from across the country. The purpose of the PYD Academy is to ensure that 4-H educators possess the knowledge and skills they need to plan, implement and evaluate high quality 4-H Positive Youth Development programs for youth.

4-H PYD Spotlight Day

Monday October 9th

Start your NAE4-HYDP conference off by building a strong foundation in 4-H Positive Youth Development (PYD)! The PYD Spotlight Day is your chance to catch up on the latest information on youth development to ensure your work with youth is the best it can be! Make plans now to attend the 4-H PYD Spotlight day the Monday October 9th.

Two outstanding sessions are planned to build your knowledge and skill in positive youth development.

While the afternoon session is sold out, please click the link above to access the waitlist.

The PYD Spotlight Day is brought to you at no charge thanks to generous support from National 4-H Council.

Foundations of Positive Youth Development for Early Career 4-H Professionals

The 4-H PYD Foundations Academy for Early Career Professionals provides educators with a fundamental understanding of the science and practice of positive youth development in 4-H. This all-virtual academy is recommended for all 4-H professionals within the first three years of their 4-H career, including educators, specialists and 4-H program leaders.

Begins October 16th!

Program Planning and Evaluation for Positive Youth Development Impact

This PYD academy is recommended for for 4-H and other youth development professionals who want to increase the positive youth development impact of their programs, and develop ways to measure and share that impact.

Begins October 16th!

4-H is the youth development program of our Nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA. is maintained by National 4-H Council as part of our mission as an independent, private-sector partner to the Cooperative Extension System. As an independent, 501 (c)3 charitable organization, National 4-H Council does not direct or implement 4-H programs at the state or local level.