The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s Arkansas 4-H Afterschool Provider Training Program is a vibrant, statewide initiative raising awareness for the need for positive youth development lessons during after-school hours. The mission of the Arkansas 4-H Afterschool Program is to partner with other youth-serving organizations and provide staff with research-based curriculum, as well as, five hours of hands-on-training to help improve the quality and quantity of Arkansas afterschool programs. The 4-H Afterschool researched-based training curriculum is designed to promote positive youth development and to teach life skills in the areas of Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership/Citizenship, Science, and Community Service.

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, the Arkansas 4-H Afterschool Program will offer a free training for teachers, volunteers, after school and summer program staff. Training will be from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the BGACDC (Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center), located at 306 Highway 49, Marvell, Arkansas. This class will offer verified training through the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR). Classes are offered free of charge. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for a fee of $10.

Call the Phillips County Extension Service at 870-338-8027 to register or for additional information. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 15.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Phillips County Cooperative Extension Service as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.