Alvarez Dixon provides leadership for programs aimed at helping youth across Illinois find and pursue fulfilling career pathways. He works to build a youth development ecosystem that connects youth to educational opportunities beyond high school, potential employers, and resources for entrepreneurship. The constellation of experiences under Alvarez’s Ready4LIFE pathways initiative help youth develop and practices skills that are in high demand in every industry such as design thinking & innovation, collaborative project development, team leadership, and more, which will give them a competitive edge in emerging markets. Before joining University of Illinois Extension, Alvarez spent nearly 10 years working for and with youth in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Davenport, Iowa.
Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
801 N. Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821