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NFC: Fw: Youth-Corporate Connections Update #16 (Oct. 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 16       
October 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 Safety Education Grants
2) Youth-Corporate Connections Team On The Road 
3) Online Chat On Youth Involvement In Creating Sustainable


Funded by: American Income Life Insurance Company
Grant Deadline: November 19, 1999

National 4-H Council will offer grants of up to $500-$1,000 to teams
of youth and adults to conduct projects addressing safety issues in
their communities.  These funds must be matched by local resources and
can be the catalyst for securing those resources.  Projects can focus
on safety in the home, at school, or in the community at large.  

The Safety Education Grant Program is designed to achieve the
following goals: address safety issues through community-based,
collaborative action by youth working as partners with adults; educate
the public about safety issues; promote community service; provide a
learning experience for youth in proposal writing and project

This entire application, and resources to help you write your
proposal, can be found on National 4-H Council's website at:

A hard copy of this application can be requested by sending a 66-cent
self-addressed, stamped envelope to Bettina Tyler-Falwell, National
4-H Council, Safety Education Grant Program, 7100 Connecticut Avenue,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4999


The Youth-Corporate Connections Team will present three workshops at
the North Central Regional Volunteer Forum in Wichita, Kansas, from
October 14-17. We will also distribute free educational materials.

The YCC Team will also have several exhibit booths and poster
sessions at the National Association of Extension/4-H Agents
Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from October 24-28.  Stop by our booth
and poster area to receive free materials and   find out about the
latest program and grant opportunities!  


Join the Nation's first Sustainable USA Network (SUNet) Youth Center
live chat session on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 7 p.m. (Eastern
time). The chat will be hosted by two of the Youth Roundtable
participants from the National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America
as well as David Carrier from National 4-H Council and Susan Herrmann,
Director of the SUNetwork Youth Center. They will spend one hour
discussing the opportunities and challenges that exist in building
meaningful youth/adult partnership that aim to promote livable

Please share this exciting opportunity with all of the youth and
adult leaders you work with! 

Visit the SUNetwork at www.sustainableusa.org and join the chat on
October 21!


Editor's Note: The next Youth-Corporate Connections Update will be
distributed in mid-November.  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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