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4-H Afterschool Conference “The Wind Beneath Our Wings!” Dr. Nancy Valentine National Program Leader National 4-H Headquarters Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service United States Department of Agriculture Strengthened Image Think: After-school Programs

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4-H Afterschool Conference

“The Wind Beneath Our Wings!”

Dr. Nancy Valentine

National Program Leader

National 4-H Headquarters

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

United States Department of Agriculture


Strengthened Image

  • Think: After-school Programs

  • Say: 4-H First


Grounded in the Past

Working in the Present

Focused on the Future


School-Age Care Consortium

Early Pioneers

Congressional Appropriations

DeWitt Wallace FundGrant

W.K. Kellogg Grant


National Networks

Early Evaluation Efforts

CYFERNet

Extension CARES…

For America’s

Children and Youth

USDA/ARMY Partnerships


NASULGC

State and County Contributions

Academic Interdisciplinary Approach

Research and Resident Instruction

Rural Youth Development Grants


School-age Care

School-age Child Care

Before –School Programs

Youth Development Programs

Summer Programs

Out-of-School Time

After-school Programs


What is 4-H Afterschool?

  • Offered when children, youth and

    families need them

  • Kindergarten through twelfth grades

  • Long-term, sequentially planned

  • Addresses physical, cognitive, social,

    and emotional development

  • Based on research and science


Vision

All children and youth are in safe, healthy, caring and enriching environments when they are away from their parents


Mission

To link…

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Education

  • Technology

  • 4-H youth development

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • 105 land-grant universities

  • 3,150 county Cooperative Extension Service offices

    …to local communities Across America


Goals

To increase the quality, availability,

affordability, and sustainability of programs

by improving:

  • Knowledge and skills of staff

  • Quality of programs

  • Abilities of families to support their children

  • Community and state supports for programs, employees, and families


Focused on the Future

  • Expanding through the Program Development Model

  • Securing new resources

  • Reporting and evaluation

  • Marketing, image, visibility: “Say 4-H First”


Credits: Leon Thomas, Jim Kahler

National 4-H Headquarters


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