NUEL Conference 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
How is a partnership defined in Extension? In many cases our Extension partnerships seem like loosely arranged collaborations.
Great idea on developing the urban issues, however, the research arm needs to be a big piece of this effort. The Research Specialist support is critical.
Laurie Rivetto (she, her, hers)
Marie, perhaps I have missed this but is there a definition of what urban is in regards to this work?
Hi Jerold A great deal of research has been completed and is ongoing. To read up on the research that has been completed visit https://nuel.extension.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NUEL-Implementation-Plan-Final-April-2019.pdf
Marie A Ruemenapp
INSTRUCTIONS1. The group will have 25 minutes, you will need to stay on task2. Identify a recorder/reporter that could share screen and capture ideas in Zoom whiteboard if desired3. Use Chat and microphones to share ideas, recorder capture them4. Brainstorm ISSUES that Extension is or should be addressing through educational programming in urban/metro areas, identify top 3 in each areaa. Strengthen Communitiesb. Protect Environmentc. Improve Healthd. Enrich Youthe. Feed our Future5. Brainstorm ISSUES that adversely impact Extension’s operations and administration in urban/metro areas, identify top 3 in each area6. Recorder/reporter will NEED to share lists of top 3 priorities in the CHAT for the total group when your group returns to the Main Room
Will those priority areas be posted for us when we're in our breakout rooms?
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Group number - ?
Breakout room 3:
Improve Health –1. Heroin/Opioid Epidemic2. Mental Health3. Youth Obesity4. Food Access5. Health in All PoliciesEnrich Youth –1. Non-Traditionally Engaged Youth2. 4-H Programming for Non-4-Hers (New Models)3. Entrepreneurship Programming4. Career ReadinessFeed our Future –1. Local/Regional Food System Development & Food System Planning2. Linking Supply Chain from Plant to Plate3. Urban Gardening/Farming Programming4. Food Preservation/Master Preservers5. Food Based Business SupportsStrengthen Communities –1. Placemaking – Creating Places to Gather2. Civic Engagement3. Strong Families4. Social/Emotional Well-Being5. Leadership Succession6. Equitable Technology AccessProtect Environment –1. Water Quality2. Protect Highly Productive Soils3. Climate Adaptation4. Storm Water Management
Breakout Room #18:Enrich YouthStrengthening Communities
Chat tip - if you hold shift and press enter, it will do a soft return so you can do i message rather than multiple
Breakout Room 17
Workroom #4: Terri, Cody, Laura, Audra, James, Marci4-H Challenges:-Bringing groups together effectively-Increasing diversity-Helping urban kids to connect with agricultureUrban Ag:-One person keeps the program alive, when they leave, the program dies.-School Gardens + Community Gardens and the struggle to keep them collaborating and sustainable-Urban Ag needs to be more of a holistic program
Enrich Youth: language barriers, specifically translating materials; limitations on group size and changes in delivery mode—families lack access to technology (this is true for all areas); mental health and social isolationProtect Environment: access to green space; storm water management; water quality understandingImprove Health: lead water lines; food deserts, mental health; healthier food in food pantriesFeed Our Future: community gardens and orchards; food system: start with household gardensStrengthen Communities: housing; access to transportation to employment; developing neighborhood leadershipOperations: lack of staff and resources; developing new funding streams; continued support for professional development
Breakout Room ?: Enrich Youth1. Limitations of 4-H club model for collaborating with other program areas to reach urban youth2. Language barriers3. Engaging unusual voices (those that we don't usually ask)4. connecting with youth during COVID when the emphasis was in afterschool clubs - what does the future hold?Protect Environment1. Educate about climate change2. Blame game between urban and rural3. Water quality and quantityStrengthen Communities1. Language barriers and our organization's capacity to meet those needs2. Expanding inclusive engagement - with those who haven't been heard. (Engaging unusual voices- those that we don't usually ask)3. Food deserts / food access issuesExtension Operations1. Resources for translation / different language speaking staff2. Provide equitable resources for reaching different audiences3. Marketing resources - investing in staff resources to do this work vs more subject matter experts
11 3 prioritie extension/ admin
Sorry, I don't know our breakout room and we brainstormed in a little bit different direction but here's what we discussed. It was very productive: For all groups:miss developing programming for 25-40 year olds. They seem to be a generation that is computer savvy and not afraid to look things up so they’re definitely an area of opportunity.Held back by technologyIn person education is a barrierBeing able to communicate to our partners to understand the technology. Up to us to lead the way in innovation with technologyFuture may be a hybrid situationHarder connecting with people and reading the room when you’re using technology.Allows us to deepen relationships with partners during this transition time.Another barrier is people’s comfort level with our technology.Requires collaboration in order to successfully use online presentations. We need to be supportive of one another.
Breakout room 6 was a VERY engaged group. Our top issues:Protect EnvironmentLisa Green: urban sustainability, healthy living environment, improved quality of lifeJulie Fox: stormwater runoff due to excessive rainNathan Shoaf: urban systems concerns esp with conservation partnersc. Improve HealthMichelle: Access to healthcare, specifically around povertyLisa: Mental healthMarissa: drug addiction issuesJulie: Quality of life indicatorsd. Enrich YouthMarissa Mulligan: barriers for entering programs/transportation/access to projects/ 4h stereotype for rural youth/fair/ youth need other non-fair-based opportunities/what is that meaningful experience. Workforce development post-HS (interviewing, dress, resume skills, career exploration)Julie Fox: accessibility in a broad sense (beyond digitally)Nathan Shoaf: accessibility is also an issue - travel coordination/timing can be a barrier. Will online become more normal?Lisa Green: parent engagement and volunteers esp. In immigrant communities, ESL, fin
- Partnership development/limited resources/collaboration & relationship-building in communities & internally among program units- Mental Health- Accessibility - reaching our communities (particularly during COVID-19)
Breakout 17- Enrich Youth a. Find creative ways to adapt programs to focus on such things like leadership, urban gardens, etc. a. Some of the counties we work in are just not urban but some of them are rural and poor so youth enrichment opportunities should be available at low to no cost Strengthen Communities a. The energy we’ve spent for many years strengthening our programs in rural communities will need to be put into place in the urban setting. c. Extension needs a stronger connection to school systems (possibly connect via FoodWIse educators if they are present in the county). a. Making Extension seem like a safe place for POC Feed our Futurea. Increasing education around food preservation and gardening not only speaks to improving health but feeding future, protecting environment and financial educationa. 4H middle school club does food recovery (apples and other fruits) and make pies that are given to foster kids
ancial barriers, cultural barriers like camping, financial literacy, life skills no longer taught in schools due to budget cuts. Gang issues, drug use issues, vaping issues. Could 4h provide wrap around skills? Food insecurity, homelessness, jobs vs. careers exposureMichelle Schott: mental health issues - looking for direction on for supportJillian Frideres: mental health issues - literacy and communication skills for discussing with family, loved ones, caregiversMaKayla Fleming: overcommitted youthe. Feed our FutureLisa Green: Food deserts, lack of fruits and vegetable access in the urban core, food rescueJillian Frideres: lack of healthy food -core to many of these issue topics
Group 19: Protect Environment-Recycling-Climate Change-Water ResourcesImprove Health-Lack of insurance-LGBTQ community neglected in terms of medical records-Racism as a public health crisisEnrich Youth-afterschool programing for marginalized youth-needs assessment to specialize programs to the community-Maslow's hierarchyFeed our Future-Food deserts-Education kids about where food comes from-people don't know how to cook-access to opportunities to grow foodFrom Marilyn Sink to Me: (Privately) 09:43 AMStrengthen Communities• Opioid issues• Racial equity• Non-traditional familiesProtect Environment• Recycling• Climate Change• Water resourcesImprove health• Lack of insurance• LGBTQ+ community neglected in terms of medical• Racism as a public health crisisEnrich Youth• Afterschool programming specifically for marginalized• Needs assessment to specialize programs to the communityFeed our Future• Food deserts• Educating youth about where food comes from• People d
Chiquita Miller KSRE-Wyandotte County
Sharon we are group 13
Improve Healtha. The time it takes for families to prioritize health and preparing foodsb. Increasing access to green spaces in urban environments i.e. gardens, parksc. Madisen Gaskin- Via Iowa 4H (Iowa State University) Mindfulness retreats for youth and families (use “The Mindful Teen” book) and 6 week program. Program will at some point be available for purchase.a. Bringing in experts in field
Protect Environmenta. Taking into account the economic implications of protecting the environment can be hard for small businessesb. Sam McCollum0 Global Gateway Challenge 44 kids to heifer international in Arkansas now in Michigan- go in and learn about food waste and live in simulated village that is experiencing types of hardship i.e. refugee, living in Appalachia, urban poverty, for 24 hrs, then teams create action plans for food waste, creating community gardens, relieving food deserts
Group #18:ENRICH YOUTH: Challenge: Finding adult volunteers and parent/guardian engagement. (Giving small chunks of responsibility has been successful – example: one meeting or 1 hr./week or month.)STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES: Challenge: Less parent involvement due to work-demands, lacking reinforcement at home and there is often a disconnect. We need more connections deeper in the community and participation and a deeper level. Once you get to know members in the community/their passions/skills and talents you can tap into them to present/lead or help.
Laurie Rivetto (she, her, hers)
Not sure Breakout- 5 maybe? Youth Needs and Admin Areas: DEI and prof development; Audiences (new, access and barriers), Competing against other audiences and partnering with other organizations while making sure we align with youth needs; Recruitment and retention of volunteers and youth; Having buy-in from parents; Youth voice; Leadership Roles
Breakout Room - Unknown. Spent a lot of time talking about Enriching Youth and Strengthening Communities. Need to increase literacy and reading skills. One idea is to create more satellite Extension offices in communities because oftentime, Extension offices aren't inviting to the public. Creating Extension spaces in the community where it could be a destination, much like a library or community center, would help build relationships and reach more audiences.
All notes from Room 6 are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mMcQOyFZ12Wbg2URu1tXLtAINCoF3YrBg_Aa5XMDE08/edit?usp=sharing
Group number - 8Program areas were nutrition, 4H/youth, ANR/AgImprove Health - main issues were COVID impacting minority populations disproportionately, SNAP benefits maxed out - how can Extension be involved? Education on what to buy. Have SNAP educators, but not advertized well -SNAP educators need to make their own partnerships and promote themselves, needs more collaboration and support. Need to be able to reach more people. Restrictions for SNAP educators. Lack of internet access for virtual programming.Nutrition education over the phone a work-around.Social media is the way people get the most info. Videos work even better. Better to have a Facebook video than a Youtube video posted to Facebook-one more link.Virtual education just not the same as meeting in person - overwhelming with educational opportunities.How to be engaging virtually, how to be relatable and relevant COVID impacting minority populations disproportionately, SNAP benefits maxed out -Nutrition educators need more support
More from group 19: People don't know where their food comes from. Operations and administration--Insufficient staffing--Insufficient staffing--reflect the population of your county, staffing needs to be racially and ethnically diverse
Break out Room 3: Communities- Drug crisis-> focusing on recovery community,Environment- Urban residents can make a big impact on the their local environments, Disaster prep and response, Climate change impactsHealth- Covid response-> mental health training,Food- improving local food systems
Group 8 continued (sorry)Enrich Youth issues -How to be engaging virtually, what do kids want to learn about, how to engage youth in the summer, meeting youth where they are, using relevant technology (Tik Tok)
Breakout Room ? Strengthening Communities - Community capacity building - civic engagement and involvement in neighborhood/community;Protect Environment - Water - high levels with flooding, phosphorus, dead zones in Lake Michigan;Improve Health - Inequalities/disparities - access to basic needs - health care, food, child care, transportation, etc.
Breakout Room # ??Issue: Operations/Admin:1. Retention2. Capacity - having enough staff to serve our populations2b Avoid replication of resources and increasing collaboration so we are working SMART with our diminished capacity3. Funding concerns - decreased funds locally, program specific funds typically tied to rural areas and priorities in extension, not having the appropriate staff person trained in finding external funds/resourcesOther Ideas that cross multiple areas:1. How can extension lead us in programming for the "new normal"? Think about mental health, physical health, screen time, education, food systems etc. Urban extension should be leading this initiative as we are being affected largely by Covid 19 due to our population density2. Transportation and Access - can we create central hubs and ensure equal access to all to strengthen our communities and ensure resources are accessible in our environment
Here is group 17- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dw65x-1lDfxfLLL60c4BsdRCZTU9R BjJauCanMoYwyU/edit
Group 10 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oj_oOdmXZF9yFm19iIKGV8fdcVf1Tr4ytrl3hbJ_roY/edit
More from group 19: Strengthen Communities:-Opioid issues-Racial equity-Non-Traditional Familes
GRoup 3: Other issues, how to continue providing direct service and being available to community members in time of covid (call in line), how will virtual opportunities continue to play a role in our offerings, and re-learning how to conduct interpersonal relations
11 Group 11 I'll e-mail it to you
Thanks Marie. Great presentation.
Thank you, Marie.