4-H Youth Development

The San Carlos 4-H Program serves youth on the reservation, with
traditional 4-H clubs, collaboration with community agencies, and
school enrichment programs. Club programs include arts and crafts,
archery and hunting, gardening, horse, and steer. An average of 30
youth participate each year in these clubs. The 4-H program has
collaborated with Boys and Girls Club and Diabetes Prevention to
provide nutritional training for staff and family fun night nutrition
and exercise programs. San Carlos 4-H has also participated in the
Natural Resource Practicum, a summer camp designed to introduce high
school students to natural resource careers; the 4-H program has
instructed students in GIS/GPS Mapping and basic horseback riding.

School enrichment activities include a GIS/GPS computerized mapping
course at San Carlos High School and Character Education at St. Charles
Catholic School (K-6), in cooperation with teachers and administration
at these schools. The Extension Agent sought funding through University
of Arizona, JC Penney Afterschool Program and ESRI/CSREES GPS software
grant for a total of $25,000 to support nutrition and Junior Master
Gardener training, the Natural Resource Practicum, and for the GIS/GPS
course.

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Youth 4-H Gardeners Plant Radishes and Lettuce