Dr. Sekai Turner, the Cooperative Extension Program at A&T's 4-H Youth Development specialist, is the principal investigator for a project that will apply a recently announced grant of more than $28,000 to a new national 4-H initiative to youths and adult mentors served by Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Cooperative Extension. The funding is part of $6.3 million awarded to National 4-H Council by the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The 4-H Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program was targeted for $1 million of the funding.
Donald T. Floyd Jr., National 4-H Council president and CEO, says: “Through the 4-H Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program, land-grant institutions will have the opportunity to adapt an evidence-based 4-H program that will lead to positive outcomes such as reduced juvenile delinquency and strengthened family relationships.”
The final day for registration for the Family Science Association's 2012 annual Conference is May 30. The conference will be June 14 to 15 on Cape Breton Island in the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia. The conference emphasis will be on teaching family science, and the theme will be "Innovative Student Assessment and Evaluation Procedures." Among the topics on the conference agenda are the use of technology in grading, and other student assessment and evaluation processes. The $190 registration fee includes five meals, and conference organizers are encouraging professionals attending to bring along their own families.