Penn State Graduate joinsChester County Extension
Katie Poppiti recently joined our Extension staff in March. She is a 2009Penn State College of Ag Sciencesgraduate. Katie interned with the 4-HCreating Community Networks programin the summer of 2008. She is currentlycoordinating the 4-H EmbryologyProgram. She will also be working withsome other 4-H programs over the nextseveral months including Pony Partners4-H Club as wellas the Avon GroveCommunityGardens. Katiehopes to educatesome new 4-Hmembers ingardening andnutrition throughthe work with thecommunity gardens.She also wants tohelp more youthbecome aware of families who are in needof food sources within their communitiesand how gardening education can helpthem create their own food sources. Katieis also excited to share her love of horseswith 4-H Pony Partners students as theygain knowledge about horses andconfidence working and interactingaround horses/ponies.
New 4-H Horse Club to startin Spring 2011
Pony Partners is a 4-H Horse club thatwas designed for students who would notnormally have the opportunity to interactwith horses.Students will be learning about horsesand gaining basic horse skills throughhands on interaction with horses. Theywill have the opportunity to work directlywith the horses at least once per session.Each student will be completing a 4-Hproject to present at the 4-H Fair.Our program runs April to October.If you have any question about theprogram, registrations or Schedulingcall or email:
Camps and Summer Programs
GSEP /4H Anson B Nixon Park Camp ~ June 20-24ECO Camp at The Garage YouthCenter in Kennett Square~ June 20-244H CCN Program Sites~ June 27-August 19Chester County 4H Romano CenterFair ~ August 8-13Chester County Fair Tours August9th & 10th
Creating Community Networks
Jasmine Townsend, Shaila Tucker and Wanitta Berry
areLincoln University seniors who will graduate with a BS in SocialService through the department of Sociology and Anthropologyand, have been participating in an internship through 4H CreatingCommunity Networks since September 2010. Jasmine, Shaila,Wanitta and, Ashley Valle (who graduated in December 2010)worked with the Kennett Middle School After The Bell program,with intergenerational activities with the residents of the FriendsHome in Kennett, with the Lincoln Community Association 4Hclub, with the CCIU Migrant Education Program at two locationsin Oxford at the Church of the Immovable Boulder and, at the Not-tingham Elementary School.
home town is Bronx, New York and, her future career goals include being a guidance counselor or juvenileprobation officer. Her favorite subjects are math and human ser-vices and, her favorite sport is basketball. Her favorite hobbies areshopping and Internet brows-ing. Jasmine would like to work tocreate opportunities for people toknow less violence and poverty. Jas-
mine’s philosophy is, “to help youth
and people in general and, to encour-age everyone day to day to be the
best that they can be!”
most memorable moment was her 1
day at Lincoln University.
Wanitta Monique Berry’s
home town is Brooklyn, New York and, her future career goals include being an administrator for chil-
dren’s services and, a Clinical Psychologist. Wanitta’s most
memorable moment was her highschool graduation. Her favoritesubject is English and, her favoritehobbies are writing and singing.Wanitta would like to make a dif-ference in the world through work in curing those diseases that mostaffect the lives of children. Her
philosophy for life is, “to be anadvocate for children with mental disabilities”.
Shaila R. Tucker’s
home town is New Ha-ven, Connecticut and, her future career goalsinclude being a Criminologist, working withthe FBI and/or working with juvenile at risk
youth who are in trouble with the law. Shaila’s
most memorable moment was her senior prom. Her favorite subjects are English andSocial Science and, her favorite hobbies are reading, friends, shop-ping and texting. Shaila would like to work to make a differencein the world by changing the perception of racism and, to changethinking from violence to peace.
Shaila’s philosophy is,“Honestly, I would just like to have a positive impact on some-one’s life. If I could help just one person make a positive change,then I will have fulfilled my purpose.”
Jasmine, Shaila, Ashlee and Wanitta
for all of their contributions to the Chester County 4H program in creating com-munity networks and to the organizations of COSECHA.
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