The Warm Springs 4-H Youth Development Program has been helping youth on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation for more than 50 years. Through a partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Oregon State University Extension Service, volunteers in the community and staff/faculty of the University and Tribes’ work together to bring programs to youth that help them gain skills and new knowledge.
Warm Springs 4-H program serves young people from K-12th grade. Youth learn leadership skills, connect with culture and gain knowledge to help them be successful in school and in the community. We offer 4-H clubs, projects, afterschool programs and summer camps.
Warm Springs 4-H program is based on the research on “Positive Youth Development” that attempts to build the “C’s”for youth: - Character (morals, sense of responsibility to others)-Confidence (belief in themselves)-Caring (about others)-Connection (with the community and family)-Competence (skills) These attributes add up to a sixth “C” ---Contribution. (Making positive contributions to the community and things outside themselves). An important additional "C" at Warm Springs is Culture.
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For further information, please contact:
Morning Rae Ferris, Instructor, 4-H Youth Development
Warm Springs Extension Service
Oregon State University
P.O. Box 430
1110 Wasco Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761