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1985-1990 Tift County: Kids In Tifton Enrichment (KITE)
The KITE program, provided arts-related summer activities for children from low-income families as well as after-school care and academic enrichment. KITE, funded by USDA/Cooperative Extension grant, was incorporated into the Kids Advocacy Coalition (KAC) after five years. The after-school program started with one school and grew until it included all of the county public elementary and middle schools. The after-school program and the summer enrichment program are currently serving over 300 children.

Gordon/ Calhoun County: Imagination Station Program
The Georgia CYFAR initiative in Gordon County used an innovative model of outreach to remote communities. Computers and other learning resources for school age youth were created or acquired, and then installed in a mobile learning lab, which traveled to outlying communities. This effort provided learning opportunities for many families who would not otherwise have had access to such resources. This outreach was combined with field trips, summer camps, and after-school enrichment for enrolled youth. Much of this effort was sustained by the Gordon County Family Connection collaboration.

1997-2001 Bulloch County: Building Academic and Social Skills (BASS)
The B.A.S.S. project worked to Build Academic and Social Skills in Bulloch County, Georgia. The main programming effort was the Eldora Eagle After School Program, which provided enrichment experiences for early-elementary children.

Cobb County: Learning for Success
Learning for Success was a cooperative project of The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Cobb County 4-H, and the Cobb County Public Schools. Its primary aim was to improve the school performance of elementary school students in grades 3 through 5 who were below grade level and needed extra assistance to succeed in school.

Lowndes County Youth Collaboration Program Moody Airforce Base:
The Georgia CYFAR team partnered with the Moody Air Force Base youth and family services unit to enhance the integration of positive youth development programming for military families. This three-year effort was part of the ongoing national Extension Service/Air Force collaboration designed to capitalize on Extension's successful track record in youth and family development programming, applied in new ways with military families. The Moody project targeted school age youth with innovative programs in nutrition, creative expression, life skills development, and career exploration. This effort has been sustained with continuing shared programming between Moody AFB and Lowndes County Extension Service staff.

 

 
 

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