The Leadership Learning Community is a national nonprofit organization with expertise in identifying, evaluating, and applying cutting-edge ideas and promising practices in the leadership development field.
Priority skill areas have been identified for each of the five CYFAR Core Competencies listed here. Supervisors are encouraged to work individually with their CYFAR “front-line” staff and volunteers to assess specific skills and training needs.
With a technology called VoIP, the cost of long-distance calling can come down to nearly nothing. It can also enable simultaneous file sharing and instant messaging. With the cost of everything else going up, it is worth noting that the cost of voice communications has come down drastically in the past 10 years.
CYFAR 2009 workshop identifying technologies and how to incorporate them into day-to-day work life to simplify and manage tasks. Basic technologies and some newer technologies are presented with overviews of how these tools can be used to help with work activities.
The joint West Virginia University and Iowa State University CYFAR Sustainable Communities Project implements the "PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience" Model (PROSPER) in two West Virginia communities and two new Iowa communities.
New York 4-H Youth Community Action Network (Youth CAN) uses Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) 4-H Signature Program, Youth Community Action (YCA), to promote civic engagement and workforce development among high need teens in Albany and Buffalo.
Curricula in Use:
4-H Public Adventures
Youth Community Action (YCA) by Cornell Coop Extension
Increased self-efficacy, enhanced workforce readiness and goal-setting skills, improved teen/adult and peer-to-peer relationships, and a deeper understanding on the part of teens of the vital role agriculture plays in their urban economy and environment.
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Project GROWL (Growing Real Opportunities for Work and Life in Agriculture) supports teen decision-making and empowerment at all levels of the program and actively encourages youth-adult partnerships as a key component of the learning process. Teens will meet once a week during the school year, after school.