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 volunteers who mentor
youth during monthly 4-H Family Club meetings in the prison visiting
room. Community volunteers also provide important support as the 4-H
LIFE youth engage in ongoing 4-H activities based on the essential
elements of positive youth development.
Week - Thank you 4-H LIFE
We would like to thank the
following volunteers who have faithfully served as positive mentors for the
Missouri 4-H LIFE Program during the past year. Your time and effort is
appreciated by all!
Cindy, Women's Eastern..
Eleanor, Jefferson City
Fred, Women's Eastern
and Jefferson City Correctional Center
Jamie, Women's Eastern..
Janice, Jefferson City
Naghma, 4-H Center for
Surabhi, 4-H Center for
Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
Wendell, Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
Missouri Union Presbytery continues
In fall 2012, the
Missouri Union Presbytery
Criminal Justice Mission Team took on leadership for the "Mail Kit"
mission project which benefits children with incarcerated parents. The
project consists of decorating empty shoe boxes and then filling them
with basic writing supplies so the children have what they need to write
letters and journal. The project continues, with over 100 mail kits
collected and distributed to children as of April 2013. Thank you
Missouri Union Presbytery!
A detailed resource for extension
faculty interested in replicating the 4-H LIFE Program
The University of Missouri
Extension's 4-H Center for Youth Development is honored to work with the National 4-H Council
and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to expand 4-H LIFE