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Equity, culture and identity

An inclusive and responsive environment recognizes that culture, family and personal history is core to a young person’s identity formation. All youth have an opportunity to belong and reach their full potential.

Research briefs

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Understanding and confronting racial injustice

We must help young people develop a mindset of being responsible for themselves, their communities and the world.

By Kate WalkerJessica Russo and Kathryn Sharpe

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Inclusive youth development programs for LGBTQ+ people 

Youth programs are in a unique position to provide equitable spaces and other opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth.

By Joe Rand

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Culturally responsive programs for immigrant youth 

Youth programs can help prepare youth to chart their pathways to valued futures and make a difference in their communities.

By Joanna Tzenis

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Inclusive programs for youth with disabilities 

Inclusive education values everyone's uniqueness and the diversity that they bring.

By Darcy Cole

Custom training for equity, culture and identity



Kate Walker, kcwalker@umn.edu

Reviewed in 2023

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