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4-H Urban Outreach Summer Program

Northside Apartment Complex 5- Week Summer Program

July 8 through August, 2019

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 2:30-5:30PM

Youth Must Live in the Northside, Overlook Terrace or Southview Gardens Ithaca Housing Authority Apartment Communities. Limited to 40 youths age 5-12 and 10 teens

Youth will participate in reading every day and enjoy hands-  Science projects, traditional 4-H art and crafts, science and healthy living lessons.We will play supervised games outside when weather permits, attend science, art and library weekly field trips and have local professionals facilitate hands-on projects with the children. All activities and projects are designed to expose youth to a variety of experiences that foster self-discovery and healthy living. The focus is to have fun while building valuable life skills

For more information please contact Ramona Cornell rlc263@cornell.edu or (607) 272-2292, X263

West Village Apartment Complex 5- Week Summer Program

July 16 through August 15, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 1:30-4:00PM

Youth Must Live in the West Village Apartment Complex to attend. Limited to 25 youths age 5-12 with opportunities for a limited number of teens to attend as volunteer junior counselors

Youth will participate in reading every day and enjoy hands-on activities Science projects, traditional 4-H art and crafts, science and healthy living lessons.We will play supervised games outside when weather permits, attend science field trips and have local professionals facilitate hands-on projects with the children. All activities and projects are designed to expose youth to a variety of experiences that foster self-discovery and healthy living. The focus is to have fun while building valuable life skills

For more information please contact Anne Rosenberg baj3@cornell.edu or (607) 272-2292, X263

The 4-H Urban Outreach/SIFE program is for all children, however the majority of the children are Burmese and Karen students and English is their second language. Students who attend this program are bright, talented, energetic children eager to learn about the skills, interests and careers student and community volunteers share through mentoring and volunteering. Volunteers will work with the program coordinator, Ramona Cornell, to design and implement activities, including: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects, health and nutrition discussions and fun cooking projects, Lego robotics, multi-cultural performing arts field trips, video and photography exploration, chess instruction, coding lessons and fun field trips. Cornell and Ithaca college students, community volunteers and teachers provide homework assistance, reading support, provide positive role models and create strong mentoring relationships. Our volunteers and mentors help identify and support students’ interests and skills. Currently 23 students attend the program at Belle Sherman Elementary.

4-H Urban Programs are held when the Ithaca School district is in session. If there are school or after school closures due to weather, conferences or breaks, the 4-H Urban programs will also be closed, unless otherwise notified by program managers,

West Village

Only Open To Youth Living In The West Village Apartments.

Program Location: West Village Apartments Community Room, 150 West Village Place, Ithaca, NY 14850

Days and Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:30-5:00PM

The 4-H Urban Outreach program at West Village is open to children living in the West Village Apartments for kids aged 5-12.The program is currently free of charge thanks to donations and grants from our community partners. The program focuses on reading and children will read every day, receive a healthy snack and participate in 4H projects and activities. This program is designed for youth who want to spend quality time after school in a safe learning environment with children their age and positive, caring adult staff, volunteers and college and high school mentors. Participants in the program learn through doing and playing while acquiring healthy living skills.

Youth attend bi-weekly STEAM field trips to the Free Science Workshop, Inc. where they will participate in hands-on and experiential learning projects. Youth also enjoy field trips to the LACS gym, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Sciencenter. Youth receive jump roping and teamwork lessons from Davi Mozie and receive chess lesson from a Chess Master. Youth will have fun learning important 4-H life skills and participate in nutrition and cooking activities with professionals from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. In addition to these engaging activities, 4-H staff and Cornell student volunteers from all academic areas help support participants with reading. Volunteers from the Lehman Alternative School Community Service program, Cornell Cooperative Alternative Energy and Nutrition programs and professional coaches, scientists and share their expertise and knowledge to make the 4-H Urban Outreach Program successful.

For more information please contact Anne Rosenberg baj3@cornell.edu

or (607) 272-2292, X263

Northside Program

Program Location:Takes Place at the Northside Apartment Complex Community Center

Days and Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Open to:Children living in the Northside, Overlook Terrace and Southview Gardens Ithaca Housing Authority Apartment Communities

The Northside 4-H Urban Outreach After School Program works in partnership with the Ithaca Housing Authority to offer a free after school enrichment program with a focus on reading and STEAM skills.Youth attend weekly field trips to our partner, the Free Science Workshop, Inc. where they participate in hands-on science projects with skilled professionals.Youth also attend field trips to the Tompkins County library, bowling and ice-skating rinks.Participants in the program learn through doing and playing while acquiring healthy living skills.Youth will have fun learning important 4-H life skills and participate in nutrition and cooking activities with professionals from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. In addition to these engaging activities, Ithaca and Cornell student volunteers and scholars from all academic areas help support participants with reading and lead educational lessons on all topics of interest to youth.Professional coaches, scientists, professors, artists and business owners share their expertise and knowledge with youth to make the 4-H Urban Outreach Program successful.

The 4-H after school program provides a safe place for children to learn valuable life skills, read, have homework assistance, develop friendships and social skills, enjoy healthy snacks and have fun. On Fridays we have a teen program that offers an opportunity for teens to develop leadership and mentoring skills and establish a reference for jobs and colleges. Youth in our teen program also engage in nutrition lessons, 4-H STEAM challenges and community involvement and civic engagement projects

Contact

Ramona Cornell
4-H Urban Outreach Educatorrlc263@cornell.edu(607) 272-2292 ext. 149 (Voicemail #269)


Last updated April 9, 2019