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Welcome to the Texas CYFAR – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension: 4-H Ready, SET, GO for educational preparedness project!

The CYFAR project will target third to sixth graders with the following goals:

  1. Improve Science and Technical skills to be competitive in academic and work force settings.
  2. Improve Demonstrable Leadership Life Skill that would include critical thinking skills, communication, teamwork, goal setting, responsibility, lifelong learning and adaption, positive attitude and positive work ethics.
  3. Through 4-H targeted 4-H projects, provide experiential learning strategies that will engage youth in applying science and math principles to educational and career paths.
  4. Partner with teachers and other community volunteers to create an atmosphere for family inclusiveness in the educational readiness process.

The program will implement additional Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) program areas including computers, aerospace, photography, robotics, hypothesis testing and entrepreneurship. Four-H Clubs will be established at each site in a holistic approach to engage parents and youth in 4-H special interest projects and other family events hosted at each site.

Two Texas sites including Harris and Cameron Counties are targeted. Each area targeted within the counties has a high level of poverty, school drop out rates, and low college attendance. By partnering with the public school system in both counties, program outcomes aim to increase the number of graduation seniors advancing to college from below 10% to 25% and to instill soft skills that will allow all youth to be more employable.

CYFAR Report

2012 – 2013 Annual Report – PDF

Cameron County

The targeted area of of this project is Rio Hondo. This project will target many families in the area who are immigrants and have limited formal education. This project will begin with two classrooms totaling 50 youth. Ready-SET-Go academic enrichment activities to support special interest projects culminating in a celebration and youth exposition to interpret accomplishments and show case projects to the community.

Harris County

The project collaborator, Precinct 2 Youth Services, targets certain school-age children and their families living in the unincorporated areas of East Harris county. This project will include Summer Day Camp programs that will be conducted 7 weeks from June to July reaching 500 youth grades 1st to 8th with 4-H.

Site Coordinator Information

  • Site Coordinator report monthly activities – link
  • Parent Permission Form – PDF
  • Participation Information Sheet – PDF

Contact Information

Dr. Chris T. Boleman
Program Director – 4-H and Youth Development
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone:  979-845-1211
Fax:  979-845-6495

Dr. Toby L. Lepley
Assistant State Leader – Operations and Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-1212
Fax: 979-845-6495

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