Youth and Family

Penn State Extension delivers youth and family development programs such as 4-H, PROSPER, and Better Kid Care.

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Youth and Family

Penn State Extension delivers youth and family development programs such as 4-H, PROSPER, and Better Kid Care.

4-H Youth Development
4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization, fosters an innovative "learn by doing" approach to prepare young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world.
Better Kid Care
Better Kid Care provides professional development to early-care and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices.
Intergenerational Program
We provide leadership and support for organizations interested in establishing intergenerational programs that enrich people's lives and help address vital social and community issues.
PROSPER
PROSPER is a model for bringing evidence-based prevention programs to schools and communities with the goal of strengthening families, building youth skills, and reducing youth substance use as well as other problem behaviors.

Upcoming Events

Better Kid Care: Resiliency-Building Skills for a Successful Future
When: September 11, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Better Kid Care: An Introduction to Early Intervention
When: September 16, 2017
Where: Lancaster, PA
Better Kid Care: Children Who Care
When: September 16, 2017
Where: Lancaster, PA
Better Kid Care: Play Supports Executive Functioning
When: September 16, 2017
Where: Lancaster, PA
Better Kid Care: Curriculum Development, Implementation and Reflection
When: September 19, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Better Kid Care: An Introduction to Early Intervention
When: September 29, 2017
Where: Bellefonte, PA