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A variety of materials have been developed by project staff to support Oregon 4-H Latino Outreach Programs. These include bilingual marketing and recruiting tools that have generic content and are available in quantity for use in other states. Staff have also accessed curriculum materials and other useful information on other Extension web sites. Many of these resources are identified below. (Resources such as original documents, papers, and presentations by program staff describing specific aspects outreach programming can be found in Successful Latino Outreach Practices.)
Marketing and Recruitment tools
Bienvenidos a 4-H/Welcome to 4-H Brochure. This bilingual 4-H recruitment brochure is written as a novella and illustrated in comic book style. It tells the story of how a Latino family, new to their community, finds a way to meet people and become involved in the community through 4-H. (Publication number 4H0301) Check availability by emailing email@example.com.
Bienvenidos a 4-H DVD. This 15-minute Spanish language video/DVD (close-captioned in English) is designed for use with Latino youth and families. It provides an overview of the 4-H program, highlights the importance of adult volunteers, and showcases examples of how 4-H supports important values held by most Latino communities. Cost of the video/DVD, including shipping and handling, is $29.95 each for 1-9 copies. Orders of 10-40 copies sent to a single address are discounted 25%; orders of 50 or more are discounted 40%. To purchase, fill in an online form and send by fax (541-737-0817), email (puborders@oregonstate), or U.S. mail ( Publication Orders, Extension & Station Communications, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Administration, Corvallis OR 97331-2119).
Que Es 4-H/What is 4-H? This series of brief documents explains many basic characteristics of the 4-H program and is available online in both Spanish and English. Topics include: a general description of 4-H; the symbols of 4-H; parents, families, and 4-H; 4-H projects; experiential learning; the role of volunteer 4-H leaders; starting a 4-H club; planning club meetings; teaching tools and techniques; and working with youth of all ages.
Other Extension Web Sites
CYFERNet http://www.cyfernet.org/ CYFERNet is an Internet-based service that provides practical, research-based information on children, youth, and families at risk. The content is contributed by the universities in all fifty states that are collaborating partners in the Cooperative Extension Service Children, Youth, and Family Network Project. CYFERNet was created in 1992 by professionals working for the Cooperative Extension System (USDA), the National Agricultural Library (USDA), and the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium (University of Minnesota).
CYFAR Homepage http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/family/cyfar/cyfar.html Through an annual Congressional appropriation for the National Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, NIFA/USDA allocates funding to Land Grant University Extension Services for community-based programs focusing on at risk children and their families. The CYFAR web site provides links to resources developed by its funded sites.
The National Diversity Center on eXtension http://www.extension.org/pages/Diversity_Center The national diversity Center on eXtension is an initiative to provide a virtual community committed to developing educational institutions and agencies that are inclusive in make-up and practice. A number of topics are addressed. Particularly relevant is the Reaching New Audiences section.
The National Clearinghouse for Spanish-Language Educational Resouces http://extensionenespanol.net/ This site is operated by and for Extension professionals and includes materials for both youth and adults.
En Espanol http://urbanext.uiuc.edu/espanol/index.html A variety of publications in Spanish is offered on this bilingual site, sponsored by Illinois Urban Extension and other. Included is a “Just for Kids” section.
- Engaging Latino Youth in Community-based Programs
- Successful Latino Outreach Practices
- Oregon 4-H Latino Outreach Programs
- Oregon 4-H Sustainable Communities Programs
- Oregon 4-H Latino Outreach Homepage