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Karyn Santl

Extension educator and associate Extension professor

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Karyn has focused her work on equipping adults to implement quality youth development programs that develop a passion for learning and/or provide leadership opportunities for youth. She supervises local educators of the 4-H program in northwest Minnesota by supporting  their work/life balance, prioritizing the local youth development work and developing strong volunteer structure to support that work. Karyn also designs and implements training and resources for 4-H volunteers to support them in their work. Karyn has extensive teaching experience with youth, adult volunteers and Extension professionals at the local, state, and national levels. She enjoys when others see success in themselves.  

Academic degrees and experience

Selected publications

Robideau, K., & Santl, K. (2020) Youth Work Matters:  Online Professional Development for Youth Workers. Journal of Youth Development [online], 15(1).

Stevenson, A., Santl, K. & Gilbertson, A. (2019) Experiential Learning Guide.  Member of revision team that updated and revised 2012 version.  St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota.

Santl, K. & Olson, B. (2019 & 2018) 4-H Camp Counselor Training 101.  Coordinated development of online training for teen-aged youth.  Content author of five videos.

Robideau, K., & Santl, K. (2011) Strengthening 4-H Program Communication through Technology. Journal of Extension [Online], 49(6), Article 6TOT2. Acceptance rate: 27.8%.


Youth Work Matters Online cohort course


Extension Regional Office, Roseau

Reviewed in 2020

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