Tuesday, December 9, 2008

4-H Foundation

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in Kindergarten to 19. Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.

It turns out that there are 4-H Foundations in virtually every state in the union. Many of them give out scholarships for youth education programs, such as SITES. BETF is willing to explore the option with any BDPA chapter in need of funding for their 2009 SITES program. If you see something that interests you ... let me know in the COMMENTS section below. BETF is willing to submit joint grant application to try to obtain the funding with any interested BDPA chapter.

2 comments:

Matthew Lampkin said...

The Hartford Chapter would be interested in partnering with 4H of Connecticut for possible funding for the SITES program. They look to have computer learning programs available to Youth in 4H. Maybe some of their Youth can attend SITES.

Villager said...

Matthew - There are a number of 4-H offices in Connecticut. Here is the one that you should probably contact first:

Hartford County Cooperative Extension Center
West Hartford Campus
University of Connecticut
1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-570-9010

Linda Horn, Program Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
(Group Enrollment Contact)
linda.horn@uconn.edu

Elizabeth Salsedo, Program Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
and Education Director, 4-H Center at Auer Farm
elizabeth.salsedo@uconn.edu