4-H youth development grants and contracts

University of Missouri Extension works with funding partners to strengthen the economic viability of Missouri and sustain the environment through educational programs and resources.

The grants listed below may cover more than year.  The budget figures are the total amount awarded to that grant to date.

Project Liftoff

Noyce Foundation
$1,278,994
5/1/2010 - 4/30/2013
Project manager: Jeffery Buehler

Project Liftoff in Missouri will create a statewide system that reaches 20,000 students with quality informal science programming over three years, expand the reach of informal science learning opportunities to all school and community-based afterschool programs from elementary through high school, and increase capacity of the afterschool workforce to facilitate informal science experiences.

Missouri Afterschool Network

MO Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
$635,565
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Project manager: Ina Metzger Linville

The MU Extension 4-H Program will work with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support and coordinate high-quality out-of-school programs.

KC 21st Century Community Learning Center

Local Investment Commission
$495,926
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Project manager: Cynthia Zluticky

The 4-H/ LINC Contract focuses on a select number of elementary and K-8 schools in the Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts. The goal  is to improve academic outcomes and assure that youth are prepared for successful and productive adulthood.

National 4-H Council Agreement

National 4-H Council
$442,752
12/1/2008 - 12/31/2011
Project manager: Linda Jo Turner

MU Extension's 4-H Program will work with the National 4-H Council to create a plan for increasing fundraising and build strong relationships with national foundations. The program will also position the National 4-H Movement as a leader in the youth development field.

Missouri Afterschool Network

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$225,000
10/1/2011 - 9/30/2014
Project manager: Teresa Foulkes

Extension's Missouri Afterschool Network will introduce an innovative afterschool program called "Project Liftoff."  This project is designed to strengthen the connections between quality afterschool learning experiences and formal school day education.  Its focus will be on math, engineering, technology and science.

4-H National Mentoring Program

National 4-H Council
$167,449
10/1/2010 - 3/31/2012
Project manager: Ina Metzger Linville

Extension's 4-H Living Interactive Family Education program has has been chosen as one of three Programs of Distinction and will provide mentoring to other states wishing to duplicate their program.

Tufts 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

National 4-H Council
$107,944
7/1/2007-6/30/2012
Project manager: Linda Jo Turner

The Tufts 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development is the first large-scale longitudinal study that traces youth development both across the transition into and out of middle school and into and out of high school.  The objectives include advancing the field of youth development, evaluating the assets of youth development organizations and tracing the effectiveness of 4-H programs in reducing the risk behaviors.

Operation Military Kids

Kansas State University
$103,459
10/1/20101- 8/31/2012
Project manager: Mary Jo Williams

Missouri's Operation: Military Kids (OMK) will generate support for military children and youth by educating youth and adult community members on issues facing children of deployed Soldiers. The Missouri OMK project will also provide opportunities for military children to become involved in 4-H activities and programs and connect military children and 4-H youth with retired veterans in a cross-generational project to share and and preserve military history.

Missouri 4-H Youth Futures

MO Department of Higher Education
$100,000
2/14/2011 - 2/14/2012
Project manager: Alison Copeland

Many underserved students are less prepared for college - academically, psychologically and financially - than students who come from college-educated families. This project will be used to enhance the 4-H "Youth Futures" program that includes mentoring and a college orientation conference aimed at helping underserved youth excel in college.

Northwest Missouri 4-H LIFE Mentoring

National 4-H Council
$82,000
12/1/2010 - 1/31/2012
Project manager: Tammy Gillespie

The purpose of the Northwest Missouri 4-H LIFE Mentoring Program is to increase structured, ongoing team mentoring opportunities for 8-17 year old youth with incarcerated parents. The program's long term goal is to reduce high risk behaviors in youth participants. Short terms goals include increased youth life skills, improved parent-child relationships and increased family visit satisfaction

Taking NPASS to Scale

Education Development Center, Inc.
$81,135
9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012
Project manager: Jeffery Buehler

"National Partnerships for AfterSchool Science (NPASS) to Scale" is a 3-year NSF Informal Science Education project. MU's 4-H Program is one of eight states working with the Education Development Center to expand high quality informal science education to afterschool programs throughout the state.

Cargill 4-H SET

National 4-H Council
$78,000
2/1/2010 - 1/31/2012
Project manager: Lynna Lawson

Missouri 4-H will launch the Cargill 4-H SET project in the St. Louis metropolitan area using a three-prong delivery plan of volunteer recruitment, training, and support; youth program delivery through afterschool, community partnerships, and day camps; and youth and adult engagement through a showcase and contest.  The initial project will focus on the 4-H Robotics and expand in the second year to other science discipline areas such as geospatial, digital media, and computers.

MU Extension Family Education & Reunification

MO Department of Corrections
$59,999
12/8/2010-12/7/2011
Project manager: Tammy Gillespie

The MU Extension 4-H LIFE Program will work with the Missouri Department of Corrections to implement sequential, family education and reunification programming with offenders and their families via in-person and videoconferencing formats.

Military 4-H Club Grants

Kansas State University
$30,000
10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Project manager: Bill Pabst

Missouri has two military installations -- Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base. The number of new club members generated by the military club project continues to increase each year. The purpose of this project is to create understanding and appreciation for one another and reinforce existing partnerships and life skills.

MOSAC2 & Missouri Afterschool Network

Mo School Age Community Coalition
$30,000
10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Project manager: Teresa Foulkes

University of Missouri Extension will provide assistance with the planning of the Professional Development Institute, assist with updating the sponsor's website, and ensuring that formal business operations for the sponsor are done in a timely manner.

Missouri 4-H Homegrown Community Leaders Project

National 4-H Council
$25,000
1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011
Project manager: Steven Henness

The Missouri 4-H Homegrown Community Leaders Project will embody the fundamentals of community youth development in creating positive environments, providing an array of opportunities, and engaging rural youth in their own development, as well as the development of their communities. Communities will be guided in creating a pipeline for rural youth leadership development, wherein youth gain leadership skills and knowledge, experience meaningful civic leadership roles with caring adults, prepare for college, and set long-term goals for hometown civic and entrepreneurial leadership.

Operation Military Kids
Supporting Local/Regional Support Networks

Kansas State University
$20,000
 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
Project manager: Mary Jo Williams

There are 767 National Guard and Reserves youth in Jefferson County.  The goal is to help the military youth, who are experiencing the deployment of a loved one, stay connected to organizations, agencies and other support systems in the community.

Second Chance in Action Community Reinforcement Approach

Mo Dept of Corrections
$12,800
08/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Project manager: Tammy Gillespie

The Mo Dept of Corrections and University of Missouri Extension will team up to assist prisoners with coping skills so that they may succeed when they get out. The proposed project features evidence-based strategies with the goals of increasing offender's pro-social behavior, improving the likelihood of offender educational success, and familial or other supportive adult relationships

Live Healthy, Live Well

Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County
$7,455
6/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Project manager: Tammy Gillespie

MU Extension will provide evaluation services for the project being conducted by the Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County. The county's goal is to instill a program that will address obesity and tobacco issues in a holistic manner.