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Washington State University Extension

Building Successful Learning Communities

WSU Extension’s purpose is to take the research done at the university back out to the public, where it can best be put to use. We strive to help people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve their economic status and quality of life. We believe in the people of Washington and the importance of investing in their capacity to face the challenges and opportunities of today’s changing world.

While WSU’s College of Education has emerged as a leader in the field of education, local Extension 4-H programs have been delivering high quality education for over a hundred years. Our experiential trainings offer the key ingredients to second order change. The researched-based approach targets three main objectives for developing healthy youth:

  1. Reducing Risk Factors
  2. Increasing Protective Factors
  3. Improving Readiness To Learn