Working with Youth Instructional Material

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The Purdue University Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance has implemented campus-wide policies related to programs involving minors. These policies are designed to ensure the protection of minors who participate in any University-supported program or activity. Purdue Extension programs across the State of Indiana are included in this policy, and were represented at the table when the policies were designed and implemented.

WHO: Approved Purdue University adult and youth volunteers

WHAT: Required training and certification for volunteers who have a reasonable chance of interacting with minors in programs where minors are a target audience. 

WHEN/WHERE: Applies to all programs involving minors that start on or after May 1, 2015 that are supported by Purdue Extension at the county, area, district, state, and national levels

WHY: To ensure that programs involving minors are planned carefully and include safety as the highest priority

HOW:  Please click this link and following the instructions to complete the working with minors safety training:


Larry Caplan, Extension Horticulture Educator

Purdue Extension Service, Vanderburgh County