College of Public Health and Human Sciences Newsletter Profiles Mary Arnold on Appointment to Oregon Youth Development Council

Photo of Mary Arnold from Heather Turner, OSU PHHS
Photo of Mary Arnold from Heather Turner, OSU PHHS
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This excerpt taken from original post by Heather Turner on the College of Public Health and Human Science newsletter Synergies.

There’s no argument that today’s youth are our future. But how do we ensure Oregon youth are headed down the right path – a path that leads to healthy living, success and advancement?

PHHS Professor and Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist Mary Arnold is working to find those answers.

With more than 20 years of experience in youth development and developmental psychology, she has been tasked with reinventing the wheel when it comes to youth investment – turning from intervention to prevention.

And she’s doing so through a newly appointed position by Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber, serving as a member of the Oregon Youth Development Council. The council was established in 2012 by House Bill 4165 to assist the Oregon Education Investment Board in overseeing a unified system that provides services to school-aged youth through age 20 with the goal of improving academic and social outcomes for young people.

Read the full article on the PHHS newsletter website, Synergies