Forum staff reports, Published January 27 2012
NDSU 4-H tribal youth program awarded grantFARGO – The North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development has been awarded a $113,753 grant from the National 4-H Council for the 4-H Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program.
The grant will implement the 4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families With Promise (4-H YFP) program on the Standing Rock, Fort Berthold and Turtle Mountain reservations in North Dakota.
The program is a prevention-based program designed to enhance the developmental assets of at-risk youth ages 10 to 14. The program provides one-on-one mentoring to strengthen academic and social skills; 4-H activities such as club involvement to enhance social competencies through leadership opportunities, community service and group project work; and family night out group activities designed to foster family bonds through experiential learning.
The North Dakota award is part of a $1 million award to the National 4-H Council to adapt the 4-H YFP programs to Native American and tribal lands.