Youth Safety

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to providing a safe environment for all youth participating in activities offered through the University.

All Penn State youth programs have policies in place to ensure the safety of youth participating in our programs and to ensure safety is not compromised. All extension staff are trained in emergency protocols and all relevant internal, external and parental reporting requirements.

Parents are encouraged to notify their local extension educator immediately if they, or their child, are experiencing problems, difficulties or concerns with the program, other youth in the program, and/or staff.

Other Youth Safety Contacts

Joshua Rice
Extension 4-H Program Director

Janet Welsh, Ph.D.
Children, Youth & Families Consortium Prevention

Sandy Weaver
Youth Programs Compliance Specialist

Penn State University Ethics Hotline