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Deen to Direct National 4-H Program

PULLMAN, Wash. — Mary Deen, family and youth development specialist, has accepted a 40 percent appointment to direct the National 4-H Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship Program for one year.

The program trains professional youth workers through apprenticeship, which include instruction and on-the-job training. Youth workers develop the skills they need to effectively serve youth in their communities.

This Department of Labor program targets front line workers who deliver comprehensive services to youth. The National 4-H Council and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents received funding to initiate this project with 4-H youth development professionals nationwide.

Deen is directing the national program from her WSU office in Wenatchee.

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