4-H to enhance existing after-school programs

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National 4-H Council has received a grant of $200,000 from MetLife Foundation to enhance after-school programs in four states. MetLife Foundation funding for 4-H Afterschool will provide 250 underserved middle school-aged youth with access to after-school programs in urban areas of Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island during the 2013-2014 school year, as well as online resources for 4-H Afterschool providers and professionals.

For almost a decade, 4-H and MetLife Foundation partnered to deliver high quality and impactful after-school programs. MetLife Foundation’s previous grant to 4-H enabled almost 400 youth in eight states to participate in an after-school program. This experience allowed youth to acquire leadership skills, develop socialization skills with peers, receive homework assistance, and provided a safe environment for youth after school while being involved in high-quality 4-H positive youth development programming.

With new funding from MetLife Foundation, 4-H will continue to increase access to after-school programs for urban youth currently not in programs or on the verge of learning programs due to lack of funds. 4-H also will develop a white paper on the value of 4-H Afterschool youth development programs, including best practices in engaging underserved youth through 4-H Afterschool programs supported by MetLife Foundation and others.

“National 4-H Council is proud of its longstanding relationship with the MetLife Foundation,” said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president & CEO, National 4-H Council. “A continued collaboration with the MetLife Foundation will ensure that 4-H provides sustained and enhanced opportunities to strengthen the quality of 4-H Afterschool programs for middle school youth across America.”

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org <http://www.4-h.org/> , follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H.

Source: National 4-H



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