The Ala-Tom RC&D grant was used for the Washington County 4-H program. Supplies were purchased to provide research based education and programming to youth age 9-18. Covid did cause a strain during the 2021 program year, however may youth were still provided programming opportunities. Health Rocks/Tobacco education material and supplies were purchased. These supplies were used on May 10 to provide a county wide Tobacco education program for ALL 6th graders in the county. The W.C. superintendent has already voiced concern about the need for tobacco education and wants to partner to reach even more youth during this next school year. Supplies and materials will be used continuously for this program.
Arts and Cooking supplies were purchased with grant funds. 4-H offered a Christmas 2020 Art club for 18 youth. We also delivered art programs into the schools, including the Chatom Elementary 1st grade and the Soil Sam project. Day Camps were delivered to both public libraries this summer where supplies reached 50+ youth. Our office also provided a cupcake workshop and 2 separate day camps where cooking and art were the primary focus. Youth in Washington County are actively engaged in 4-H, and we are so excited to offer these clubs again during the 2021-2022 school/curriculum year. Any extra supplies will be used this program year.