The National 4-H History Preservation Team is beginning to research and write the history of Urban 4-H Programs. If you were (or if you know someone who was) involved in planning and development of an urban program, we would love to hear the story.
o How did it get started?
o How did you determine what program content to offer?
o What target audiences did you intend to reach?
o How was it staffed?
o How was it funded (publically or privately)?
o Tell us about the successes the missteps, the challenges.
o What are your most proud memories relating to this urban program?
o How is the program doing today?
And, anything else you would like to share. We know many urban programs started in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. And, that many of them were very different from one another. Most have different audiences, needs, and approaches.
Part of the Urban 4-H Program segment on the 4-H History website will include short stories about specific urban programs. Therefore, please make sure that the urban programs started in your state, will be represented by sending us the details. We also know there have already been some brief histories written on urban programs, including Chicago and Indianapolis. There may be more documented histories out there which we don’t know about.
Please tell us anything that you know about urban 4-H programs or provide information on appropriate contact persons. Write: info@4-HHistoryPreservation.com
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