National 4-H Council recently named Cornell University’s CYFAR CITIZEN U Teen Leader Nosa Akol recipient of the 2015 4-H Youth in Action Award, the organization’s highest honor for a 4-H’er. Nosa was selected out of more than 80 candidates nationwide because of her proven commitment to overcoming personal challenges, empowering her peers and driving positive change in her community.
Community leaders, realizing a critical need among impoverished families in the San Antonio inner city, created Hope for the Future as a way out of the cycle of poverty for their children. Hope for the Future has awarded tuition assistance funds to 9,800 students in the San Antonio Archdiocese.
The measurable goals and objectives of GEMS are to improve health related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among the
youth participating in our program. We aim to increase the youth's fresh fruit and vegetable consumption
by 50% during the program. We aim to create a sustainable model that propels engaged youth as leaders in
developing and applying 21st century skills to address local community needs as they work side-byside
with caring adults inspired by their passion for young people.
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AUS, an Ohio school district, was established in 2011 as an educational institution with a mission to provide high quality education for under-served youth unable to attain a high school diploma in a traditional high school setting. AUS Columbus is in one of Ohio's Race to The Top (RiIT) regions and a federally registered Neighborhood Promise Zone.
Urban G.E.M.S. (Gardening Entrepreneurs Motivating Sustainability) is a multi-faceted 21st Century
positive youth development initiative designed to cross multiple skills domains through the
introduction of nutrition, health wellness; entrepreneurial business principles; and community
efficacy. GEMS program activities will enrich the science, health, personal and career development
curricula at two community schools that serve youth and families placed at high risk. Through
The purpose of this grant is to provide life skills programs for homeless and unstably housed youth in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The primary goal is for target youth to increase the number of critical life skills they possess to become more self-sufficient.
Are you a parent educator? Are you interested in learning how to become a more effective parent educator? What credentials allow someone to be called a parent educator? Are you interested in training or certifying parenting educators?
This webinar focuses on helping individuals and families effectively manage stress during the holidays, or any time of year, and is based on the Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings program developed by Drs. Wally Goddard and James Marshall of University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.