Creating Inclusive 4H Youth Development Through Workforce Training


This project developed a replicable model to transform Minnesota 4H clubs to be fully inclusive of youth of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by expanding the knowledge and skills of the 4H workforce that engages youth. The clubs selected for demonstration were identified in urban and rural areas to ensure that the program engage youth of color with disabilities from underserved and immigrant communities. Desired outcomes were: 1) make 4H clubs an inclusive experience for all youth, including those with IDD who are from diverse communities and 2) to provide career exploration and training for all 4H youth about careers in the disability field.

Amy S Hewitt, Charity N Funfe Tatah Mentan PhD
Amy S Hewitt, Charity N Funfe Tatah Mentan PhD
Minnesota Department of Human Services


Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration

Charity N Funfe Tatah Mentan PhD :: Research Associate


  • Community life
    • Recreation and leisure
    • Social inclusion
  • Specific life stage
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • Immigrants
    • Other cultural groups
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)