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  1. 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

  2. Strengthened Image • Think: After-school Programs • Say: 4-H First

  3. Grounded in the Past Working in the Present Focused on the Future

  4. School-Age Care Consortium Early Pioneers Congressional Appropriations DeWitt Wallace FundGrant W.K. Kellogg Grant

  5. National Networks Early Evaluation Efforts CYFERNet Extension CARES… For America’s Children and Youth USDA/ARMY Partnerships

  6. NASULGC State and County Contributions Academic Interdisciplinary Approach Research and Resident Instruction Rural Youth Development Grants

  7. School-age Care School-age Child Care Before –School Programs Youth Development Programs Summer Programs Out-of-School Time After-school Programs

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Focused on the Future • Expanding through the Program Development Model • Securing new resources • Reporting and evaluation • Marketing, image, visibility: “Say 4-H First”

  13. Credits: Leon Thomas, Jim Kahler National 4-H Headquarters