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A Guide to the Youth You Serve

By Mark Otto, Project Director for Outreach for the REACH Lab — Department of Family Social Science

Getting out of our own “boxes” sometimes requires keener insight into the minds, habits, likes, and dislikes of those we serve. Forget what you know about Millennials; today’s young people, Generation Z, are different than any other generation. Research has shown that not only their brains look different than ours, but they function differently. Watch this recorded webinar to explore characteristics of generation Z, learn how these young people think and react to situations, and discover what they can do to bridge the gap between what we as professionals want to teach and what Generation Z wants to know.

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  1. Just to let everyone know that we have a publication: Teaching Financial Literacy Across the Generations; By: Becky Hagen Jokela, Lori Hendrickson, U of MN Extension and Barb Haynes, U of WI Extension 2009. Revised 2014 The publication has similar information. If anyone would like a copy please let us know!

  2. Thank you Becky for sharing! Is this something we can share either via email or on our website?


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