K-12 School Enrichment / After School Programs
Who: Groups of youth in cooperation with school officials.
What: Receiving a sequence of learning experiences. Topics offered can be determined based on requests of teachers or school administrators, interest and expertise of staff and volunteers, CDOE Model Content Standards, or mandates of local school district.
When: During school hours
Where: Usually in school building or on school grounds. May involve field trips.
Why: To support the school curriculum. K-12 School enrichment has become the most widely used delivery mode in providing educational experiences through the 4-H Youth Development program. In 2000, 3,640,115 youth were members of 131,912 4-H K-12 school enrichment programs, according to USDA. 4-H Youth Development designs, develops, pilot tests, and produces research-based, age-appropriate, experiential curriculum for youth ages 8 - 18. These materials are available for delivery during the school day. 4-H Youth Development K-12 School Enrichment materials are closely aligned with the Colorado Department of Education Model Content Standards and/or nationally recommended standards.
How: County 4-H Agents, other Extension staff, and/or trained community volunteers, including teachers can make presentations. 4-H materials are research-based, experiential, and age-appropriate.
Next Step: Please contact your local Colorado State University Extension agent for more information or to schedule a K-12 school enrichment presentation. The telephone listing is often in the County Government pages.