We currently assist Horizon Middle School with a multi-ethnic 4H afterschool program every spring and fall through our strong partnership with MN Extension. 4-H hands-on learning & education programs for kids, build important skills such as responsibility, resiliency & hard work, helping them succeed in life.
In the past, Cultural Diversity Resources has also partnered with Fargo/Moorhead Venture Youth Alliance. They envision a community where the optimum conditions exist for all young people to thrive and reach their maximum potential. It tracks and organizes community efforts and data over time
In 4H at Horizon Middle School we have focused on citizenship & STEM
4‑H citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. They learn about civic affairs, build decision-making skills and develop a sense of understanding and confidence in relating and connecting to other people. These life skills help grow 4‑H youth into true leaders.
4‑H science programs provide youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects. Students have had a great time learning about robotics, rocketry, computer science and electrical engineering, to teach problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and build excitement for engineering and technology.
It has been great to see these kids return and bring their friends along for this program.
Leadership Skills & Giving Project
The LSG project will be broken down into 3 main elements: “Leadership for life”, “Job readiness skills” and “Give big or go home.”
Leadership for Life: Helps create a strong sense of self, that enables them to be actively involved in the leadership of their own lives. Lessons involve the experience of belonging and ownership, money smarts, pride and accountability, and expanding their capacity to enjoy life and know that success is possible.
Job readiness skills: Helps build awareness for great work ethics, etiquette and interview skills, by conducting practice interviews, job shadowing and class room activities.
Give big or go home: Helps teach youth the value of giving back and becoming a positive asset to their communities, by actively getting involved with, and joining, a nonprofit organization as a volunteer.