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Mission Statement

About Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities. The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

The nationwide network of Cooperative Extension programs began in 1914 as a means of applying land-grant university research in understandable and useful ways to farmers and rural families. Today, Cooperative Extension serves urban, suburban, town and rural areas by offering programs in five broad areas: Agriculture & Food Systems; Children, Youth, & Families; Community & Economic Vitality; Environment & Natural Resources; and Nutrition & Health.

4-H Mission Statement:

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults by connecting kids to the work of Cornell.



Cornell Cooperative Extension4-H Youth Development programs connect youth to the resources of Cornell University and the land-grant system, strengthening the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and problem-solvers.

Activities and events inspire and shape youth, give them opportunities to master skills, enrich their knowledge, and work with others who can positively influence them.

Position Descritpion:

This volunteer position is for those interested in working with at-risk youth in low-income housing across Wayne county in New York, and carrying on as the role of leader in these 4-H Clubs already present in these locations. There are two locations.

Another club is seeking a leader that will perform science experiments and engineering activities.

These clubs need to meet at least once a month in order to sustain interest and engagement.

This is a great way to serve the community, and influence the lives of young children.



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