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Youth Engagement

Why attend Youth Engagement trainings? Well, why youth? Youth engagement team projects can support and in most cases drive SNAP-Ed related activities. From hydration stations to lunchrooms that are smarter, SNAP-Ed youth teams have tackled many community projects from the original inception of the program.

California SNAP-Ed Statewide Youth Engagement trainings focus on providing support to local implementing agency staff and adult allies in navigating the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) process. In-person workshops and webinars include interactive activities that demonstrate how to effectively engage and support youth team members and their SNAP-Ed related youth engagement projects framed by the YPAR process.

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Facilitator's Guide

Recruiting and Engaging Youth (WORD, 5.2MB)


Recruiting and Engaging Youth (PPT, 10MB)


Recruiting and Engaging Youth - Participant Workbook (PDF, 1.2MB)
Hart's Ladder Scenarios (WORD)
Youth Engagement Initiative Training Binder (PDF, 8.0MB)


SNAP-Ed Training Archive - Evidence Based Interventions

Additional Resources

The resources listed below are intended to complement California SNAP-Ed trainings provided. For questions on allowability of use in implementing SNAP-Ed activities, please contact your SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agency contact for clarification and guidance.

YPAR Berkeley
Healthy Youth Development
Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity
John W Gardener Center for Youth and Their Communities: Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (YELL): A Handbook for Program Staff, Teachers and Community Leaders
Regional Opportunity Index
Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM)
PYOM Training Curricula and Sample Activities

Media Resource Links

Champions for Change Facebook
Champions for Change Pinterest
Champions for Change Twitter
California Department of Public Health YouTube

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