Category Archives: Youth leaders

Resources and Strategies for Addressing Safety, Understanding and Inclusion

Contact:  Janet Olsen,

Description:  There are many tools available to help adults provide support to young people affected by bias, harassment and other forms of violence.  This website provides links to a number of relevant resources.


Keywords:  Bias, harassment, violence, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Youth leaders, Extension professionals

Cultural Sharing or Unintentional Racism?

Contact:  Karen Pace,

Description:  If you’re involved with creating activities, camps and other events, be careful not to let your good intentions turn into potentially harmful acts of racism and exploitation. For example, what some see as cultural sharing (through costumes and crafts that involve American Indian symbols) others may see as cultural appropriation and acts of micro-aggression. But what’s the difference between cultural sharing and cultural appropriation and why is this important? This article helps provide guidance.


Keywords:   Racism, exploitation, cultural programs, microaggression

Target Audiences:   Youth leaders, Extension professionals