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Year: 2020

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Dec 22, 2020

Giving Back: Kamal Bell and Sankofa Farms

Kamal Bell isn’t your stereotypical North Carolina farmer, and his Orange County farm isn’t your everyday farm. There, he’s not just farming, he’s also teaching — and doing both in ways aimed at raising the quality of life for people in his nearby hometown of Durham. 

Nov 30, 2020

Online Graduate Student Uses Her Degree to Guide Families and Build Connections

Jennifer Vazquez is a fall 2020 graduate with a dedication to helping families and building connections through her degree in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences. 

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Nov 30, 2020

YFCS Grad Hopes to ‘Fill Gaps’ in Youth Policies in UAE

Before turning 40, CALS international and graduate student Rasha Abdullah wanted to do something for herself. So she chose to earn her master’s degree from NC State. 

Nov 30, 2020

Experts You Can Count On

NC State’s extension food safety experts provided training to help North Carolina restaurants reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they’re leading a national team. 

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Nov 16, 2020

November YFCS Blog: The Importance of Self-Care During Difficult and Uncertain Times

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. 

Oct 26, 2020

USDA to Fund NC State-Led Group on COVID-19 Food Safety

NC State experts are leading a national team that will study and share recommendations on preventing transmission of the novel coronavirus at every stage of food production. 

Kendra Dowen is pictured with four students. One student is holding a child.

Oct 22, 2020

October YFCS Blog: Mobilizing Your Social Capital To Benefit The Youth

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. The October blog post, written by Kendra Dowen, highlights the importance of mentoring and using your own networks to help youth increase their own social capital. 

Trick-Or-Treating-During-Covid

Sep 28, 2020

Should I Send My Kids Trick-Or-Treating This Year?

The kids are begging to partake in one of their favorite holiday traditions of the year - trick-or-treating! But we are still deep in the global pandemic. So do we skip the door-to-door candy festivities this year or is there a safe way to trick-or-treat? Dr. Benjamin Chapman, a professor and food safety extension specialist provides recommendations. 

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Sep 24, 2020

September YFCS Blog: Celebrating Successes in the Walk with Faithful Families Virtual Walking Challenge

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. The latest post highlights the Faithful Families walking challenge held virtually this summer. 

photograph of Kimberly Allen

Aug 26, 2020

Allen Named Associate Director for Academic Programs

The youth, family and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs and manage distance education, summer school and non-credit course programs.