4H Youth & Families with Promise program starting in Cherokee

by Apr 23, 2012COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments

     4H Youth & Families with Promise (YFP) is a developing program for youth with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Youth & Families with Promise is part of the 4-H National Mentoring Program implemented by North Carolina A&T State University.

     Youth & Families with Promise is a community based prevention program designed to enhance the developmental assets of youth at risk. YFP aims to enhance school performance, social skills, and family bonds for youth 10-14 years of age.

     To become a mentor for YFP, fill out a brief mentor application. Applications are available from Heather James and Marvel Welch at 554-6939 located at the EBCI Extension Office next to Ginger Lynn Complex. The application process includes a background check, and mentoring training sessions.   

     If you know a child between the ages of 10-14 that you think would benefit from a one/one mentor, 4-H activities, and family gatherings, all you need to do is contact us at Cooperative Extension to fill out an application. 

– Heather James and Marvel Welch, EBCI Cooperative Extension