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4-H Afterschool And Fund Raising – A Great Combination

Eddie Locklear

4-H Afterschool Director

National 4-H Council

what are after school programs
What Are After-School Programs?
  • Offered when children and youth are not in school and parents need care for them
  • Provide safe, healthy, caring, and enrichment environments
  • Include before- and after-school hours, teacher workdays, school holidays, summer, and may include weekends

(continued) ⇨

what are after school programs1
What Are After-School Programs?
  • Long-term, structured, sequentially planned learning experiences in partnership with adults
  • Are offered every day or several days of the week for extended periods of time
  • Sponsored by schools or community groups (Schools, BGCA, YMCA, Faith-based, etc.)
after school programs what s the buzz
After-School Programs: What’s the Buzz?
  • Have “exploded into the nation’s consciousness.”
  • The hours between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. are the “prime time for crime or youth enrichment and achievement.”
  • Interest is “unprecedented.”
  • There is an “explosion” of programs.
  • Such programs are the “cornerstone” of the goal to reduce crime.
rationale why after school programs
Rationale: Why After-School Programs?
  • Changing family situations
  • Time of risk or opportunity
  • Research support for benefits of participation
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Some significant negative consequences:

Youth are at greater risk of being victims of violent crime.

Juvenile crime triples at 3 p.m.

Greater risk of substance abuse and sexual activity

Anti-social behavior

School dropout (continued) ⇨

low academic performance and poor grades over exposure to television truancy accidents
Low academic performance and poor grades

Over exposure to television

Truancy

Accidents

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Some significant benefits include:

Improved academic performance

Reduction in youth crime and risky behavior

Reduction in sexual activity

Reduction in drug use

Increased school success and high school graduation (continued) ⇨

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Improved social skills

Improved school attendance

Reduction in school dropout

Increased homework completion and quality

Improved self-confidence

Improved interpersonal skills

Increased life skills

rationale extension involvement in after school programs
Rationale: Extension Involvement in After-School Programs
  • Reach audiences not otherwise reached
  • Opportunity to take a leadership role in addressing community needs
extension s niche
Extension’s Niche
  • Remains close to local needs.
  • Creates customized programs.
  • Connects with land-grant university research base.
  • Employs high quality faculty and staff with expertise in youth development and a connection to a national network.
4 h afterschool defined
4-H Afterschool Defined
  • Are offered when youth are not in school and their parents need safe, healthy, caring, and enriching places for them
  • Reach K-12th grade
  • Uses youth development principles (cognitive, social, emotional and physical)
  • Long-term, structured, sequentially planned learning experiences

(continued) ⇨

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Goals of 4-H Afterschool

  • Provide professional development opportunities to Cooperative Extension staff and 4-H Volunteers
  • Provide training to after-school staff in a variety of topics including youth development and curricula delivery
  • Offer 4-H and Cooperative Extension System curricula to youth in after-school programs
  • Organize 4-H Clubs in after-school programs
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Objectives

  • Increase the quality and availability of after-school programs
  • Increase numbers of 4-H members and volunteers
  • Increase usage of 4-H curricula among youth in after-school programs
  • Increase skills and knowledge of after-school staff
  • Increase awareness of 4-H program
  • Increase the skills and knowledge of Extension professionals in after-school programming
eight essential elements of 4 h
Eight Essential Elements of 4-H
  • A positive relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe environment
  • An inclusive environment
  • Engagement in learning

From Dr. Cathann Kress, Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development (2004) (continued) ⇨

eight essential elements of 4 h1
Eight Essential Elements of 4-H
  • Opportunity for mastery
  • Opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future
  • Opportunity for self-determination
  • Opportunity to value and practice service to others

From Dr. Cathann Kress, Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development (2004)

8 elements 4 concepts
8 Elements 4 Concepts
  • Belonging
    • Positive relationship with a caring adult
    • An inclusive environment
    • A safe environment
  • Mastery
    • Engagement in learning
    • Opportunity for mastery

From Dr. Cathann Kress, Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development (2004) (continued) ⇨

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8 Elements 4 Concepts
  • Independence
    • Opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future
    • Opportunity for self-determination
  • Generosity
    • Opportunity to value and practice service for others

From Dr. Cathann Kress, Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development (2004)

jcpenney afterschool fund grants
JCPenney Afterschool Fund Grants
  • 2004
    • 15 $10,000 grants to states
      • 57 counties
      • Over 13,800 youth
      • 226 Extension staff trained

(continued) ⇨

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JCPenney Afterschool Fund Grants
  • 2004
      • 441 4-H Volunteers
      • 934 After-school staff
      • 134 New 4-H Clubs
      • 209 Collaborations (141 New ones)
partnerships developed
Partnerships Developed
  • Memoranda of Agreements (MOA)
    • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    • YMCA
    • Junior Achievement
    • Afterschool Alliance
system wide impact
System Wide Impact
  • 300,000 Youth reached
  • 20,000 After-school staff trained
  • 1,500 4-H Clubs in after-school programs
  • 1,400 4-H Staff trained
  • Over $20 million to 4-H Afterschool programming (Cash and In-Kind)
where we are going in 2005
Where we are going in 2005
  • JCPenney Afterschool Grant ($600,000)
  • NFL Charities Grant ($376,500)
  • 10 Grants to States ($30,000 each)
  • 25 mini-grants to 4-H Volunteers for after-school work
  • More Partnerships
  • Extensive Marketing (continued) ⇨
where we are going in 20051
Where we are going in 2005
  • Two New Resource Guides
    • How to start after-school programs
    • Recruiting and Training Teen Teams
  • Success Stories Highlighted
  • Web-based Evaluation and Reporting
  • Enhanced Web site
  • 8 4-H Afterschool Award of Excellence
    • $500 awards and plaque
funding successes
Funding Successes
  • JCPenney Afterschool Fund
    • 02 - $400,000
    • 03 - $500,000
    • 04 - $500,000
    • 05 - $600,000
  • NFL Grant
    • 05 - $376,500
other funding successes
Other Funding Successes
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Dept. of Health and Human Resources
  • Federal Agencies (HUD, DJJDP, etc.)
  • School Systems
  • Governors’ Offices
  • Foundations
  • Extension-sponsored, fee structure
what 4 h can offer donors
What 4-H Can Offer Donors!
  • Remains close to local needs.
  • Creates customized programs.
  • Connects with land-grant university research base.
  • Employs high quality faculty and staff with expertise in youth development and a connection to a national network.

(continued) ⇨

what 4 h can offer donors1
What 4-H Can Offer Donors!
  • Wide variety of curricula
    • Citizenship and Civic Education
    • Communications and Expressive Arts’
    • Consumer & Family Sciences
    • Environmental Ed. & Earth Sciences
    • Healthy Lifestyle Education
    • Personal Development and Leadership
    • Plants and Animals
    • Science and Technology
focused on needs and interests of society
Focused on Needs and Interests of Society!
  • 4-H Priorities
    • Science and Technology
    • 4-H Afterschool
    • Youth In Governance
    • Healthy Lifestyles
    • Professional Development (after-school staff and volunteers)
4 h afterschool supports needs
4-H Afterschool Supports Needs
  • All children & youth are in safe, healthy, caring, & enriching environments when they are away from their parents.
  • Training available to all after-school staff in America
  • Hands on, appropriate curricula available to all youth in after-school programs in America
4 h afterschool vision
4-H AfterschoolVision
  • Increased numbers of 4-H volunteers and 4-H members.
  • Increased support to States and County 4-H Afterschool
      • Financial
      • Educational Resources
      • Marketing Materials
      • Other support as funding allows
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For more information:

http://www.4hafterschool.org

http://www.reeusda.gov/extensioncares/

(click evaluation button)

http://www.cyfernet.org/

http://www.nncc.org/

http://www.jcpenney.net/company/

afterschool/index.htm

(click national partners)

http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/