About Centers and Institutes
The University of Minnesota is home to over 300 research, education, and outreach centers and institutes. This listing will help you identify, learn about, and contact these units.
Interested in partnering with a center or institute? Please contact the Office for Public Engagement.
Center and Institute staff needing to make updates to this list, please contact Elizabeth Duykers.
The Extension Center for Youth Development is the only organization of its kind in Minnesota. By researching, training, and delivering youth development programs, it helps to create positive, out-of-school-time, non-formal learning opportunities for young people throughout Minnesota. The Center:
- conducts research on positive youth development
- provides training, education, and tools for youth workers and leaders
- delivers the Minnesota 4-H youth development program
- provides financial support for youth development programs through the Minnesota 4-H Foundation