Together We Make a Difference: Inclusive Service Learning as part of 4-H Youth Development Programs


Instilled hope, a sense of purpose, self-confidence, and a positive vision of the future among at-risk, high school youth with and without disabilities through a year-long inclusive service learning experience delivered through 4-H programs. The project also aimed to help develop a long-term partnership between the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota Extension, and youth development organizations working within the 4-H framework to enhance the opportunities of Minnesota youth with and without disabilities to become successful learners who positively engage with their communities and become future leaders.

This project was archived on 2016-09-26T00:00:00-05:00

Brian H Abery
Renata Ticha
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension
Urban 4-H Youth Development, Minnesota 4-H, University of Minnesota Extension


Anna M Gilbertson :: Assistant Extension Educator

Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Renata Ticha :: Research Associate

Partner staff

Jessica P Russo :: Associate Extension Professor


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Dropout prevention and student engagement
      • Inclusive service learning
        • Mentoring of youth
          • Youth development and leadership
          • Specific life stage
            • Adolescents and young adults