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ISU Extension receives 4-H Afterschool awards

4-H Afterschool

Ten county offices of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension have been awarded $4,000 each to implement and support quality after-school and out-of-school educational programming in their counties. Congratulations to Black Hawk, Cass, Greene, Henry, Monroe, West Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Scott, Sioux and Story counties.

Funding for the awards, part of Iowa 4-H Afterschool, is made available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation through its President’s Campaign and from the Iowa Pioneer Corporation. The award period is from Sept. 1, 2006, through Aug. 31, 2007. See the news release for a description of the 10 projects.

According to the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, juvenile crime triples in the after-school hours between 3 and 6 p.m. That’s why it is so important to provide safe places and activities for kids, with the supervision of caring adults. 4-H Afterschool gives kids the opportunity to have fun, learn something and develop lifelong skills.

This article appeared in September 2006 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter