Collaboratingwith Milford School District, UD Cooperative Extension 4-H provides 4-HAfterschool and Summer programming for students at Milford High School and theMilford Central Academy. Through the 4-H framework our program works toincrease the attendance/academic achievement of participating students, improvethe school connectedness of participants through collaborative partnershipswith families and caregivers, school teachers, administrators and othercommunity stakeholders, and provide 4-H enrichment activities in order toincrease the capacity of participants to become productive adults.
Toachieve these goals 4-H uses curriculum focusing on leadership, healthy living,college and career readiness, STEAM, independent living skills, and servicelearning opportunities. 4-H staff work with families and schoolteachers/administrators and staff to address the types of additional academic,social, and emotional supports program participants need to thrive. Oneof the main attributes that makes 4-H unique is its flexibility in terms ofdelivery modes.
Asthe nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H offers curriculum andprogramming in a vast array of project/subject areas allowing programs to betailored to the interests of the participants. Components of the 4-HAfterschool programs include daily homework help, tutoring, hands on enrichmentactivities, field trips, and nutritious well-balanced snacks/meals providedthrough the Food Bank of Delaware's Child and Adult Care Food Program duringthe school year and the Delaware Summer Feeding program during the summer, andbus transportation from the afterschool program and to and from the summerprogram.