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4-H partners with the National Afterschool Association at 2010 annual convention

 4-H National Headquarters has partnered with the National Afterschool Association (NAA) for many years to increase the quantity and quality of afterschool programs across the country.  The NAA is the largest professional organization in the country serving afterschool staff.  Approximately 3,000 afterschool providers, program directors, and staff from youth development organizations participate in a variety of professional development opportunities during the NAA Annual Convention.

The 2010 NAA Annual Convention is April 19-21, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington, DC.  4-H National Headquarters staff will be coordinating 35 workshops presented by 15 land-grant universities and 4-H Council.  A team of Extension 4-H professionals from the University of California, Davis and the University of Nevada, Reno will be presenting a 15 hr. pre-conference “train the trainer” series to help afterschool providers learn how to “Inspire Young Minds to be SET (science, engineering, and technology) Ready for Life.”  These faculty members also developed the training materials.

In addition to the workshop sessions, 4-H National Headquarters will also coordinate an exhibit booth representing multiple Extension programs that contribute to the afterschool field.  For more information on 4-H Afterschool programs contact Nancy Valentine, National Program Leader, 4-H, or Lindsey Jewell, Program Specialist, 4-H, 4-H National Headquarters, NIFA.


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