Brian Wibby is an MSU Extension Educator housed in Marquette County. Brian currently serves a co-chair of the Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE) work team of the MSU Extension Children and Youth Institute. Brian provides leadership for youth development programming focused primarily on the development of youth leadership, civic engagement and global citizenship knowledge and skills on a statewide basis, with a special emphasis on serving the communities located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Brian holds a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. In his role as a MSU Extension Educator, Brian provides leadership for community based programming and outreach focused on the development of youth leadership capacity and community engagement. He also provides leadership for programs, such as the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute, which engage youth from across Michigan in the development of global citizenship competencies.
September 12, 2012 | The November 6 general election will be the first time many young voters will cast a ballot. College students who attend school away from home, and who registered to vote by mailing their application, must take extra steps if they plan to vote absentee.
September 10, 2012 | Climate change and extreme weather events have been featured prominently in the news media headlines. Adults can help youth be critical thinkers by helping them develop “climate science literacy.”
June 6, 2012 | Michigan families are encouraged to host exchange delegates from Japan during the summer of 2012. The Japanese youth will live with their host families July 22 to August 18, 2012.
March 8, 2012 | Despite its many challenges, climate change is an environmental problem youth increasingly are willing to tackle. Addressing the causes and effects of climate change presents youth with countless opportunities for taking on leadership roles.
February 24, 2012 | In a workshop at the 2012 Michigan 4-H Teen Leadership and Community Change Conference, youth and adults learned how to use a documentary photography method called Photovoice to document their perceptions of community strengths and concerns.
February 13, 2012 | Michigan 4-H International Exchange Program offers multiple values of hosting Japanese youth and adult delegates in homestay program.