Working to expand access in the Jackson County 4-H Program!
Do you know that Wisconsin 4-H is an organization that receives federal assistance and oversight from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture through UW-Extension? It is because we receive federal support (and because it’s simply the right thing to do for our youth and families) we need to comply with civil rights laws and expectations. One way we do this is by ensuring we are reaching out to those underserved in our communities by bringing community members together in an Expansion and Review Committee.
For more information check out the Expansion and Review Committee Document (Updated December 2018). This document outlines the purpose in more detail, committee membership, meeting requirements, guidelines for facilitating a meeting, a sample agenda, and frequently asked questions.
What is the purpose of the 4-H Expansion and Review Committee?
The 4-H Expansion and Review Committee is simple: To review the status of the 4-H program, determine ways to expand and reach new audiences, and then to re-evaluate progress toward the expansion goals identified by the committee.
What does the committee do?
The committee works to overcome barriers that underserved and under-represented groups face in program participation. They also advocate for action plans to reach new 4-H audiences and assist Extension staff and other volunteers in carrying out broader-based programming.