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Family Night Outing Planned at Salmon River 4-H Tribal Mentoring


Submitted by Connie Gerow, 4-H Tribal Mentoring Coordinator

The 4-H Mighty Shamrocks Tribal Mentoring program is pleased to announce another Family Night Outing. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th at the Salmon River Central High School Cafeteria. Starting at 6pm, a Spaghetti Dinner will be held for any child who is enrolled in the 4-H Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension monitored program and their immediate family. This event is free for the 4-H Family. In order to plan, families are encouraged to respond to their invitation by January 31st and indicate the number of individuals who will be attending.

In addition, the dinner will be catered by none other than the children who are participating in this program. In an opportunity to learn and serve, the children will be organized in teams that will consist of the following prep teams: Table Setting; Main Course – Sauce, Salad, Noodle, Italian Bread and Milk; Dessert – Ice Cream and Brownies; and Clean-Up.

Family Night Outings (FNO) are one of the key initiatives designed in the collaborative grant that Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension program received from the Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Program (OJJDP) that has been approved by a Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Resolution and the Salmon River Board of Education. In keeping with the design, the 4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise (YFP) grant goals, the objective of the FNO component is to strengthen family bonds, improve parent-youth communication using themes such as: building trust, kindness, positive communication, and working together.

In addition, site coordinator, Connie Gerow is seeking community support to assist with off-setting the cost of food and supplies for this mid-winter Family Night Outing. To date there are a total of 65 Youth (Mentee’s) and 34 Mentors (High School Helpers) who are enrolled in the Salmon River program.

To learn more about 4-H in Franklin County or the 4-H Tribal Mentoring program, one may call the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Office at 483-7403; Connie Gerow at 518-358-4271 or Tsiehente Herne at 613-360-6388.


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