SLT Member – Statewide Partner, Cooperative Extension
Affiliation: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development Programs
As a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development professional I have worked in 4-H and AfterSchool field for over twenty years. I have coordinated numerous AfterSchool Programs in collaboration with Local 21st Century Learning Programs through the school district as well as several public non-profit organizations. I have co-trained, authored and presented on Positive Youth Development and STEM based learning environments. My latest work is in revisions to a professional development training curriculum entitled Tools of the Trade I … Giving Kids a Lifetime Guarantee. This curriculum is designed as a train the trainer guide to help AfterSchool staff develop skills in best practices for after school youth workers. I have trained over 1000 trainers and line staff nationwide. I have presented at the National Afterschool Association, Beyond School Hours and numerous national, regional and local 21st Century Learning Conferences.
What do you feel is the most important quality you bring to the Nevada Afterschool Network and the field of out-of-school-time programming?
My years of experience working in non-formal education environments and specifically in OST with the 4-H Youth Development Program.