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NFC: Fw: Youth-Corporate Connections Update #14 (Aug. 1999)

To: State 4-H Leaders, County Extension Offices, Foundation Directors,
National Program Leaders, 4-H volunteers, Associates of National 4-H
Council, and other professionals in the youth development and
education fields

Youth-Corporate Connections Update            Number 14         
August 1999

This Update includes information on programs and grant opportunities
offered by the Youth-Corporate Connections team of National 4-H
Council.  It also includes information from other organizations and
agencies that focus on youth and the four issue areas of the
Youth-Corporate Connections team: workforce preparation, environmental
stewardship, health and wellness, and sustainable communities.


1) Apply Now For Youth In Action/Community Service Grants 
2) Apply Now For Workforce Preparation Youth Grants
3) Sustainable Communities Think Tank
4) New Curriculum On Transportation & Environment Available Free Of
5) Clean Up The World


Community service project grants of $500 to $1,500 are awarded to
youth who take leadership roles in identifying critical issues in
their communities.  Using the grant and other community resources,
teams develop activities to address these issues, and educate other
young people on ways to engage in community service.  

The application can be printed from National 4-H Council's website at
www.fourhcouncil.edu/programs/grantinfo.htm.  Hard copies can be
requested by sending a 66-cent self-addressed, stamped envelope to
Youth Grants, National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy
Chase, Maryland 20815-4999

Application Deadline is September 30,1999.  Funded by Metropolitan
Life Foundation.  

This program awards seed grants to local youth groups, County
Extension/4-H programs and statewide 4-H program initiatives which are
located in 600 local communities where Cargill has a presence. Youth
and adults partner in learning experiences to help youth build
workplace competencies and foundation skills.
Grants to local groups and county-based programs may range from $300
-$1,000. To engage interest and action on a statewide or multi-county
level, grant requests may range from $3,500 - $10,000.

The application can be printed from National 4-H Council's website at
www.fourhcouncil.edu/programs/grantinfo.htm.  Hard copies can be
requested by sending a 66-cent self-addressed, stamped envelope to
Youth Grants, National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy
Chase, Maryland 20815-4999

Application Deadline is September 17, 1999.  Funded by Cargill, Inc.


National 4-H Council hosted a Sustainable Communities Think Tank on
August 2-4, 1999, at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase,

The Think Tank consisted of 18 youth and adults from across the
country, whose purpose was to help define and shape our work for the
next few years on how youth can become full partners in creating
sustainable communities.  

What do we mean by sustainable communities?  The President's Council
on Sustainable Development defines sustainable communities as: "People
working together to create healthy communities where natural and
historic resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is
contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong,
transportation and health care are accessible, and all citizens have
opportunities to improve the quality of their lives."  

The Think Tank developed strategies to increase youth involvement in
the policy process, and to extend the vision of youth as partners in
dealing with these issues.  Topics included: partnerships; community
building; governance; meaningful roles for youth; education; building
on traits; busting the barriers; social marketing; and

National 4-H Council will compile the goals, strategies, and action
plans from this event and share this information with the Cooperative
Extension System and all other interested parties, including
nonprofit, corporate, and government partners.  

Sustainable Communities Think Tank participants: Nicodemus Bernard,
Eunice High School, Eunice, LA; DeAngelo Crane, Pleasure Ridge Park
High School, Louisville, KY; Tamar Davis, Seminole, FL; Rebecca Dean,
Shorecrest High School, Seattle, WA; Sue du Pont, Maryland Office of
Planning, Baltimore, MD; Shameka Durham, Martin High School, Far
Rockaway, NY; Marlene Grossman, Pacoima Beautiful, Los Angeles, CA;
Vishal Gupta, Herricks High School, Roslyn, NY; Craig Haugaard,
Milbank High School, Milbank, SD; Susan Herrmann, Global Environment &
Technology Foundation, Annandale, VA; Kris Lazzaretti, Sterling High
School, Sterling, CO; Willie Lightfoot, County Legislator, Rochester,
NY; Anna Lucas, State 4-H Office, Lexington, KY; Jackie Davis
Manigaulte, Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York, NY; Ryan
McMullen, National 4-H Youth Directions Council & National 4-H
Council; Jackie Phan, San Gabriel High School, Rosemead, CA; Connie
Ruth, Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI; Alice Wang,
Kansas City, MO.


National 4-H Council is offering copies of its new curriculum Going
Places, Making Choices: Transportation and the Environment free of
charge to educators and volunteers who plan to use the curriculum with

Going Places, Making Choices is experiential and focuses on raising
the awareness of high school age youth about transportation and
personal mobility choices now and in the future. It has five units
with activities and information on the following topics: the history
of transportation and local transportation issues; natural resources
and energy use; air pollution and climate change; land use; and
personal choices and community action.  A flexible format allows
you to use the entire program or just one unit.  

We also invite you to check out the Going Places, Making Choices Web
site at
http://www.fourhcouncil.edu/ycc/gpmc/index.html  The site is designed
for a teenage audience and offers interactive participation and global
scenarios based on the topics in the curriculum. 

If you, or someone you know, would like to receive a copy of Going
Places, Making Choices, please send an E-mail to
<carrier at fourhcouncil_edu> with the following information: Your name;
name of organization; full address; phone; fax; E-mail.  You may
request multiple copies of the curriculum if more than one
educator/volunteer is interested in using it (please specify number of
copies).  You may also send this information by fax to David Carrier
at 301-961-2894
or by mail to: David Carrier, National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut
Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Within the next nine months, an independent evaluation firm may
contact you about our curriculum.  We are especially interested in
learning what effect the curriculum has on youth's attitudes and


CLEAN UP THE WORLD is the world's largest organized volunteer
clean-up effort.  Last year, the environmental clean-up included 120
countries and more than 40 million volunteers around the world. 
During the weekend of September 17-19, 1999, people will clean up
neighborhood parks, waterways, fields, beaches and roadsides

CLEAN UP THE WORLD is looking for groups throughout the United States
that will volunteer to hold a clean-up in their community. 
Participation is free.  All CLEAN UP THE WORLD instructional and
promotional materials, which will be forwarded to you at your request,
are also free.

For more information, contact Kathy Stark or Carol Dietz, America
House Communications, Two Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840;
Phone: 401-849-9600 ext. 223 or 238; Fax: 401-846-1379; E-mail:
kstark at americahouse_com OR cdietz at americahouse_com  


Editor's Note: The next Youth-Corporate Connections Update will be
distributed in mid-September.  If you have information on publications
or programs that you would like to submit for this newsletter, please
send it by e-mail to David Carrier at <carrier at fourhcouncil_edu>. 
David can also be reached by fax at (301)961-2894.

You can see previous issues of the Youth-Corporate Connections Update

Check out the Youth Grants webpage at
http://www.fourhcouncil.edu/programs/grantinfo.htm.  These grants
provide opportunities for young people and adults to take action on
critical to their lives, their families, and their communities. 
Youth take the lead in the design of the project, the proposal writing
process, and the implementation and evaluation of funded projects.  We
will announce on this webpage when applications for grants are


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