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Strengthening Families and PROSPER receive national awards

Strengthening Families Program 10-14

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) and PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) now are part of the National 4-H Programs of Distinction database. Programs of Distinction is a searchable Web-based database containing descriptions of high quality youth development programs in communities across the United States. (Search for “Strengthening Families” and for PROSPER.)

ISU Extension families field specialists Beth Fleming and Janet Brown will attend the NAE4-HA Conference in Wisconsin in October and present a seminar on ISU Extension’s Strengthening Families Program 10-14. While they are there, they will accept the NAE4-HA’s Program of Distinction award for SFP 10-14 on behalf of ISU Extension. Penn State, ISU Extension’s partner in the PROSPER program, nominated PROSPER as a program of distinction and will accept that award.

The Annie Casey Foundation is awarding ISU Extension $15,000 to fund the replication and wider distribution of SFP 10-14. Families field specialist Paulelda Gilbert, who has been implementing SFP 10-14 in Ft. Dodge, will represent ISU Extension at the 4-H Family Strengthening Distinguished Lecture funded by the Annie Casey Foundation in Washington, D.C., Sept. 26. At that time ISU Extension will be recognized for its SFP  10-14 program.


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