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Kate Walker

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development
Extension Professor and Specialist in Youth Work Practice
Kate Walker is an Extension Professor and Specialist in Youth Work Practice at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. She studies the role that adult program leaders, staff and volunteers play in supporting youth development in programs. She also leads professional development programs aimed at supporting and improving youth work practice. This includes trainings on social and emotional learning and on the dilemmas that practitioners face in their everyday work with young people. Kate is the editor of the Journal for Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice.