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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Youth and Families Program Unit

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Welcome to the Washington State University Youth and Families Program Unit!

Faculty and staff focused on youth and family issues and challenges provide statewide leadership to promote education, connection to resources and collaborations that create an environment where individuals of all ages can thrive in richly diverse communities across Washington state.

Faculty and staff in the Youth and Families Program Unit draw upon research-based programs and resources from the University.  Working in the human sciences, they incorporate local knowledge gained from living in the communities and engaging people, organizations, and communities to advance economic well-being and quality of life.

Major programs within the Youth and Families Program Unit include:

  • 4-H Positive Youth Development
  • Nutrition, health, and wellness education
  • Consumer food safety and food preservation–COVID-19 Resources
  • Strengthening Families, parenting, and child development
  • Financial Literacy

Elizabeth Weybright, Youth and Families Program Unit Interim Director

  • Linda Loos, Manager
  • Catalina Aragon,¬†State EFNEP Program Leader
  • Nancy Deringer, State 4-H Program Leader
  • Jana Ferris, State Volunteer Development¬†Specialist
  • Doreen Hauser-Lindstrom, State Nutrition, Health and Wellness Program Leader
  • Lee Anne Riddle, State SNAP-Ed Administrative Manager

Contact Info

140 S Arthur, Ste 500
Spokane, WA 99202