Schools of fish may be common things to see, but watching some fish ‘school’ high school students from a basement in Manhattan’s West Side is a different experience altogether. Cathie Woteki, the United States Department of Agriculture’s or USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, observed such a program recently during […]
To improve local resources for expectant and parenting teens and young adults, youth development experts at Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research – or BCTR – are partnering with community leaders in Buffalo, the Bronx and Rochester on Pathways to Success. Click here for the full story.
Food and Finance High School in Manhattan has revolutionized the way 4-H’ers are raising animals. The school is where the New York City Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs live. Click here for the full story.
The new National 4-H Council president and CEO, Jennifer Sirangelo , was hosted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City (CUCE-NYC) Jan. 27 in a student-led tour of Food and Finance High School’s Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs – the only facility of its kind in a New York City high school. Click here for the […]
Land grant schools, like Cornell for New York State, provide support to urban farmers when they need such things as soil tests or information about pest control – support that they can’t find elsewhere. A recent article on npr.org explains the importance of urban research farms to address the particular challenges faced by urban farmers, […]
A new training curriculum for youth work professionals, Positive Youth Development 101, has just been released by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence. Authored by Jutta Dotterweich, the curriculum was developed in collaboration with New York State (NYS) 4-H, the NYS 4-H Educator Association, the Risk and Thriving in Adolescence Program Work Team, and […]
This September 22-23 thirty-six parent educators, BCTR staff, and others who work with families and youth gathered for a two-day Parent Education In-Service, run by the BCTR’s Parenting In Context Initiative. Participants from 13 counties across New York State viewed presentations on topics such as adolescent anger, child feeding practices among low-income mothers of preschool […]
Since 1998, the New York State Youth Development Team (YD Team), a public-private partnership of 30 leading statewide agencies and youth-serving organizations, has been dedicated to promoting the health and well being of adolescents in our state. The YD Team has provided leadership that integrates positive youth development practices and principles into New York State […]
Jennifer Tiffany, Ph.D. ’04, is the new executive director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City (CUCE-NYC). Tiffany has served as CUCE-NYC interim director since the unexpected death of former director Don Tobias in November 2013. “Jen is a natural choice to lead Cornell Cooperative Extension University-New York City, thanks to her long […]
STEM is a major area of focus in 4-H and in New York City, one school has taken steps to making STEM center of its curriculum. Food and Finance High School in Manhattan has revolutionized the way 4-H’ers are raising animals. The school is where the Cornell Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs live. National 4-H […]