|Research & Ext. Home||
The 4-H Youth
Langston University's Cooperative Extension Program views the youth
population of Oklahoma as one of the state's most important resources.
Langston's philosophy and programs continue to address the present needs
of youth that reside in Oklahoma. Langston University uses a learn by
doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and
skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens
of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources
of caring adults.
young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly
diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. Positive
youth development is an approach toward all youth that builds on their
assets and their potential and helps counter the problems that may
affect them. Growing up can be tough for everyone, but young people are
far more likely to succeed if they are active participants in
decision-making that affects their lives and their communities. We
strive to help ensure that they are prepared to become the next
generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizens, government
agencies, national youth-serving organizations, foundations and business
communities of our Nation.
University Cooperative Extension Youth Development Goals are:
create an environment where youth will develop leadership skills through
participatory learning within their community.
provide a creative learning environment for youth in grades K-3 where
they can experience positive development of life skills to help them
become competent, caring and contributing citizens.
Providing youth with safe and supportive environments.
relationships between young people and caring adults who can mentor and
with opportunities to pursue their interests and focus on their
development of youths' knowledge and skills in a variety of ways,
including study, tutoring, sports, the arts, vocational education, and
Engage youth as
active partners and leaders who can help move communities forward.
opportunities for youth to show that they care—about others and about
lifestyles and teaching positive patterns of social interaction.
Provide a safety
net in times of need.
4-H Clubs provide research-based information and teach leadership skills
to youth while also providing opportunities for having fun. Our 4-H
Clubs reach youth and adults in rural and urban areas in Oklahoma
bridging educational and socioeconomic divides.
Our Ag-in-the Classroom Programs are designed to be a fun way of
introducing Agriscience to youth who have had limited formal exposure to
The Goat Kid in the Classroom Program
places a small goat kid in a classroom for one week. A Langston
University Extension Specialist teaches the youth about animal care and
The Aquatic Education Program
lends 55 gallon aquaria to school Classrooms, sets up each aquarium
display, conducts demonstrations at nearby lakes or devises other means
to provide high energy, hands-on demonstrations on water quality,
aquatic ecology and other natural resource issues.
Community Resource Development
Youth Summer Camps and
Health Fairs served as informal
educational programs designed for the school age youth populations to
gain knowledge related to self-esteem, tutorial assistance, drug
awareness, and techniques for protection against criminal activities.
Entrepreneurship Program exposed
youth to information ranging from start-up business with financial
investments through basic bookkeeping and marketing. Seminars, mock
businesses, and other activities are organized to offer youth
recreational and business related activities.
For further Information on Programs, write or call:
Agricultural Research and Extension programs
P O Box 730
Langston, OK 73050
|Faculty & Staff|