4-H Life

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The MU Extension 4-H LIFE is a positive youth development program created to address the needs of children with incarcerated parents. The program is a partnership between land grant university extension agents, corrections and 4-H volunteer mentors who guide youth and their families in education, fun activities held during monthly 4-H Family Club meetings in the prison visiting room. Community volunteer mentors also provide important support as the 4-H LIFE youth engage in ongoing 4-H programs that emphasize responsibility.

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Missouri 4-H LIFE Program Sites
 

  • Chillicothe - Chillicothe Correctional Center
  • Jefferson City - Jefferson City Correctional Center
  • Mineral Point - Potosi Correctional Center
  • Pacific - Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
  • St Joseph - Buchanan Co. Academy (Youth)
  • Vandalia - Women's Eastern, Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

 


 

 

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The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.

 

Missouri Contact: Robert C. Wilkerson wilkersonrc@missouri.edu
National Contact: Lynna Lawson lawsonl@missouri.edu

The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.