Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) fosters youth empowerment from Buffalo to New York City and nearly every community in between. CCE educators provide 4-H programming and experiences to over 300,000 children and teens each year. CCE also supports stronger futures for NY families through hands-on parenting workshops, peer support groups, respite events, inter-generational activities, and a deep well of science-based resources. 

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Featured programs

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4-H is a national organization of associated youth programs and clubs with a broad mission to support kids as they work toward their greatest potential.

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New York is also home to a unique and robust 4-H Camp Program. Nine independently operated resident camps and six-day camps host over 10,000 youth each summer. Each camp offers a unique environment and experience.

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Through the Strengthening Families Program, educators support families in preventing teen substance abuse and behavioral problems by facilitating interactive learning activities for the whole family.

Stories

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News

Reflections on an unconventional 4-H camp season
This summer 4-H camp leaders across New York State found themselves with a difficult task: preserve the camp spirit while following COVID-19 health and safety requirements. They rose to the task with unusual, engaging, fun and creative projects...
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News

Farm to school grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating
Dave Walczak, operations manager of Eden Valley Growers, a farm cooperative founded in 1956, and Mike Wright, head grower for Amos Zittel & Sons, one of the co-op’s nine members, survey a crew of four farmhands. The workers are chopping stalks...
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News

CCE summer interns extend and explore
“It’s probably the most impactful summer I’ve had as a Cornell student,” said Adjoa Fosuhema-Kordie ’20. A senior human development major in the College of Human Ecology (CHE), Fosuhema-Kordie’s internship took her to New York City where she...
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Spotlight

Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations
Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils. The...
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  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
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CUCE-NYC educator receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award
Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte ’72, a senior extension associate, director of community relations, and the family and youth development program leader for Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC, is the latest recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.
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