Michigan State University 4-H
Calhoun County Programs
4-H Youth Development Education Program creates supportive environments
for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.
Harry Bonner, found that 4-H materials fit exactly with his teaching
philosophy as director for Minority Program Services. Bonner organized
a state-wide workshop targeted for blacks and Hispanics who worked in public
health, human services, substance abuse, juvenile court, education, athletics,
and business. Harry administers 4-H clubs for elementary, junior and senior
high students and assists in the program development of the Power House
4-H club, an Hispanic group. When Harry approaches potential volunteers,
his style is personal and positive. "I work with people one on one,"
Bonner explained. "If a YMCA director is working with students, I point
out ways he can use 4-H in addition to whatever else he's doing.
People are more receptive if you introduce new programs gradually."
4-H Exploration Days
4-H Vista Program
4-H School-to-Work Programs
4-H Careers Development Programs
4-H Volunteer training
4-H Youth Leadership Training
4-H National Congress
Mr. Rudy - EDUtainer
Say Yes to Positive Choices
Say Yes to Positive /choices is a creative hands-on multisensory educational
program targeting third grade through eighth grade students. This
program introduces its participants to multisensory tools for learning,
positive motivational techniques (PMT) and integrative teaching methods
for improved student interest and participation, which includes:
1. Auditory, visual, kinesthetic, musical, thematic instruction and
2. Concepts utilized to enhance listening skills, resolving
conflict and drug and alcohol resistance.
3. Aiding students in building self-esteem, obtaining self-discipline,
decision making abilities.
4. Developing leadership qualities, personal power while reinforcing
positive citizenship and school attendance.
5. Peer cooperation and multicultural acceptance.
6. Providing a vehicle for learning about careers and job opportunities.
7. Engaging students and their parents in community based programs
that help reinforce positive parenting and self worth in their homes, schools
8. Participate in and produce an instructional multisensory educational
music video that will serve as a model for others on a national level.
Power of Love
This presentation is a combination of excerpts and original songs
that reinforce the words and inspirational speeches of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. on the subject of the power of love, nonviolence, and change.
May this collection of music, words and songs be a moving, passionate,
and gripping remembrance of Martin. "Mr. Rudy, EDUtainer, Creative Arts
and Humanities Fund.
Youth Power Education Program
Research shows four attributes which consistently describe the resilient
child -- the child who succeeds despite challenging or difficult environments.
These attributes are social competence, problem solving skills, autonomy,
and a sense of purpose and future. The Youth Power program fosters
these attributes and holds that young people have positive skills and attributes
to be tapped and strengthened.
Youth Power is a ntional youth development organization that helps keep
kids off drugs and alcohol. Formerly "Just Say /no" International,
Youth Power works with existing community organizations and school-based
programs focusing on three key building blocks: community attachment, academic
commitment and strengthened family bonds. In each Youth Power Team,
young people, under the guidance and supervision of adults and older-peer
volunteers, are trained to provide service to their peers, schools and
communities. Using materials and modules developed nationally by
Youth Power, local teams operate independently or in tandem with other
Rather than a one-shot educational approach, our prevention model builds
youth protective factors by teaching skills that facilitate youth-led solutions
to community problems. Youth Power kids learn how to bring their
power to bear to help others and in the process become better, more resilient
young citizens. The activities and projects they provide are able
to help kids get out of gangs and help young people deal with issues related
to teen pregnancy, suicide, drugs, date rape, AIDS, homelessness, and domestic
violence. This national movement of more than 60,000 youth is committed
to working together to build safe communities filled with healthy kids.
Minority Program Services
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Minority Program Services
Harry J. Bonner, Sr. Executive Director
Wyndam Woods Centre
300 B. Drive North
P.O. Box 265
Albion, Michigan 49224
Phone (517) 629-2113
Fax (517) 629-2029
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Last updated 9-30-98