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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

July 15, 2020

Just in Time Equity Dialogue Guides

Submitted by Kathleen Lodl

Dear Colleagues, 

As a 4-H committee dedicated to supporting the core values of equity, access, and belonging of the 4-H Youth Development Program, we have a commitment to supporting 4-H faculty and staff with timely and relevant information.  As such, a resource guide for youth ages 12-18, has been developed for those who work with youth and are seeking support to have meaningful and direct conversations on potentially uncomfortable topics.

The Just in Time Equity Dialogue Guides provide facilitators with a framework in which to have honest and transparent conversations with youth on current societal issues.  Drawing from news headlines and current events, youth will be challenged to critically think about topics such as race, racism, and marginalization.  Our goal in developing this guide is to provide a format to support educators’ and youths’ learning and understanding of current societal issues we are facing as a nation.  We believe the deliberative format will allow youth the space to develop and sustain conversations vital to becoming informed and engaged citizens.  

The Just in Time Equity Dialogue Guides are meant to simulate conversations and spark  greater questions for youth as well as educators.  In order to support these efforts, the guide which entails six (6) lessons, is also accompanied by a resource guide of readings, videos, and other informative content on covered and related topics. 

In order to support educators with use of the guides, the development team will be hosting a webinar on July 23 at 2p ET.  The zoom information can be found below:

Just in Time Race Equity Dialogues for Youth:  A webinar discussion on the newly created resources for guided dialogue with youth. 

Register for the webinar HERE or at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RY30fNs9iUOpwcEVUm61Lk6wTXlUDshGtZGvMb8RE_9UQkRTMVFKU0lYUDZHMkw1RU04SUw1MzNaUC4u

All participants are welcome to learn more about this timely 4-H resource.  We believe we have developed a guide that will begin to open the door for meaningful and honest conversations with and among youth, educators, and staff who support them across the 4-H system. 

Thank you. 
North Central Region 4-H Leaders

Shared on behalf of
Kathleen Lodl
Associate Dean, 4-H Program Administrator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension