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Allen Taggart

Allen Taggart

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development



Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714

I lead the 4-H Youth Development program in Ada County, build community partnerships, strengthen our volunteer base and increase funding for our programs. I work with community partners, adult volunteers and families to help more youth "make the best better."

M.S., Texas A&M University
B.S., Brigham Young University

More About Allen

  • Positive youth development
  • Program quality in youth-serving organizations
  • Experience design
  • Nonprofit management
  • Volunteer management

  • Ellis, G., Taggart, A., Martz, J., Lepley, T. & Jamal T. (2017). Monitoring structured experiences during youth programs: development of brief measures of perceived value and engagement. Journal of Youth Development, 11(3), 159-174. doi:

Allen is inspired by 4-H's commitment to "learn by doing" and getting kids outdoors. He has a passion for positive youth development, creating memorable experiences, outdoor education, helping others through meaningful service and building relationships of trust. He is a California native from Merced, the "Gateway to Yosemite," and grew up being on the beach and in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and children, as well as bird watching and rock climbing.

Bradberry Chair Assistantship — Texas A&M University: August 2015-August 2017

Approved for grants from

  • USDA
  • NSF
  • Gates Foundation

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654


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