NTAE: They Can Do Hard Things Feature Story

Publication Description

A team from Utah State University has developed a program to help youth build confidence in their ability to survive adverse childhood experiences and thrive in any circumstance, through activities that push them out of their comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment. This publication describes what the team learned as they created the program and why this kind of youth development is so important.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

Utah State University


Content Contributors:

Lisa Schainker, lisa.schainker@usu.edu, Utah State University 

Christina Pay, Utah State University 

Melanie Dabb, Utah State University 

Andrea Schmutz, Utah State University 

Eva Timothy, Utah State University 

Cindy Jenkins, Utah State University 

Jared Hawkins, Utah State University 

Catherine Hansen, Utah State University

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023

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