|Dear Broome County 4-H volunteers, families & youth, |
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is continuing to monitor Coronavirus (Covic-19) developments and the impact on our programs. With guidance from Cornell University and Cooperative Extension Administration we believe it is in the best interest of our 4-H family to cancel 4-H programing until further notice. CCE prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of the communities we serve. We also prioritize the necessity to remain connected and support each other during this time especially.
“Every hand that we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern. Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise.”
4-H staff are currently working to develop opportunities to stay connected and continue to support our 4-H family. We will reach out directly to volunteers to collaboratively determine alternative options for remaining connected. All NYS 4-H, South Central District 4-H, and Broome County 4-H, in person events, including 4-H Clubs are cancelled until further notice.
All 4-H after-school and in-school programs will collaborate with school districts directly in making decisions based on the individual needs of each district.
These preventative measures are for the health, safety, and well-being of “our clubs, our community, our country and our world.” Let’s, now especially, remember that we as 4-H, “pledge our heads to clearer thinking, hearts to greater loyalty, our hands to larger service and our health to better living.” Practice calm caution, safety, and generosity. We’re all in this together.
Thank you for your patience and please share any questions or concerns with us at any time. To stay informed we recommend the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
-Broome County 4-H
4-H Youth Development creates opportunities for youth to develop skills, practical knowledge, and wisdom through observing, doing, and reflecting on experiences. We call this “learning by doing” – a learning model that has been active and successful for over 100 years. 4-H is the youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County, linking resources of Cornell University to young people. We create supportive learning environments in which diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens.
The four H’s (head, heart, hands and health) represent four basic human needs: independence, belonging, generosity, and mastery. Research indicates that youth whose basic needs are met in positive ways are likely to grow into active citizens and contributing members of their families and communities. The needs of all youth can be met with these diverse topics, strategies, and methods, because at the heart of the program, are four key concepts which have been proven to develop six powerful outcomes.
Click the links to learn more about each unique mode offered in Broome County.
Last updated March 13, 2020