Youth Development

Faculty, staff and students in the School of Human Sciences actively conduct research and provide Extension programs to address the youth in the state and region. These services provide opportunities to build leadership and character in the lives of young people. See the list below of the programs offered.


Preparing young people to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

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Developing potential for leadership, growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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Youth Financial Literacy

Helping teachers provide personal financial education for students

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Additional Resources

Journal of Human Sciences and Education

The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on disseminating knowledge and information to academicians, educators, and practitioners. Topics addressed include human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles, and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation. The journal seeks to bridge research and practice, thus all manuscripts must give attention to practical implications of the work. The journal is sponsored by the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University and is published three times a year.

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