Making a Difference in Hendricks County
Master Gardeners Serving Their Community
Donated 3,216 hours of educational volunteer service worth $64,995 in Hendricks County. Made 9,771 direct contacts furnishing horticultural information in the county. Two exemplary programs conducted are:
· “Adventures in Gardening” program attended by 125 people from around the state.
· “Gardening for All Ages” show attended by over 1,500 people.
4-H Geospatial Program Prepares Youth
Youth in grades 7-12 are increasing their future workforce skills by learning to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and Global Positioning System (GPS) units.
· 100% of participants designed their own projects for 4-H GIS Day at the 4-H Fair.
· 90% of participants’ computer technology skills improved during the program.
· 70% of participants indicated that Geospatial programming is not available in their schools.
· 100% of the participants identified three careers that utilize Geospatial technology.
· All participants used ESRI’s ArcMap 9.3 GIS
software to complete their projects.
Kindergarten U* Created by HHS Educator
A readiness boot camp for kindergarteners starting kindergarten in the Fall of 2012
· Participate in a sample week of what takes place in most kindergarten classes (Seat Work, Calendar Time, Counting Games, Weather Report, Letter, Color, & Word of the Day, Activity Stations, Writing Time, Story Time, & Exercises)
· Receive a monthly activity sheet to keep parents and child working together in the learning process
*In response to Extension’s Initiative #3: Prepare at-risk children for academic success through programs and partnerships that strengthen families.
Learn More about Purdue Extension in Hendricks County
· 18 trained volunteers help bring over $70,500 back to Hendricks County residents via The Benefit Bank
· Leadership Hendricks County offers their 20th Adult Leadership Class in 2012. YTD Graduates = 387
· Hendricks College Network reaches out to 352 families at their 2012 College Fair