Good things happen when 4-H becomes part of elementary school curriculum
NMSU photo by Jane Moorman
The first-in-the-nation “4-H in the School” program is helping to improve performance at Collett Park elementary school in Albuquerque, N.M.
Collet Park Elementary School principal Stephani Treadwell was looking for a way to provide experiential learning opportunities for her school’s students, many of whom live in poverty. So she contacted the 4-H Youth Development program in Bernalillo County.
The result has been a decrease in behavioral issues, an increase in school attendance, improvement in student subject proficiency and an increase in school-wide scores, reports Southwest Farm Press.
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