The Minnesota CYFAR Sustainable Communities Project is focused on strengthening the ability of middle school aged youth to set and achieve short and long-term educational goals by using an innovative and organic afterschool program model that is highly experiential. The aim of the program is to help youth own their learning by igniting their interest in education to to work with parents and guardians to support them in their role as their child's first educator. This reports features the impact from the second year of the project whereby sixty-nine youth and seventy-one parents and guardians participated.
Through an annual congreassional appropriation for the National Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service allocates funding to community-based projects for children and their families who are at risk for not meeting basic needs via the land-grant university extension services.
Skuza, Jennifer; Sheldon, Timothy; Sheehan, Trish; Tzenis, Joanna.
The Minnesota Children, Youth, and Familes at Risk Project: Impact Report 2010.
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