Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cameron County 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day

On July 21, 2017 Cameron County conducted their 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day. The event was coordinated by Guadalupe Castro (extension agent for 4-H Youth and Development Agent with Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program), Tony Riesner (coastal marine agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service), and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley [...]

PVAMU’s Youth Lab Leads to Learning and Earning at Youth Conservation Corps

The United States Youth Conservation Corps, part of the National Park Service, is a summer employment program for youth ages 15 to 18 that engages them in meaningful work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. One role of the 4-H National [...]

2017 Youth Leadership Lab Increases Awareness of STEM and Agriculture Careers

The Cooperative Extension 4-H & Youth Development Program hosted Youth Leadership Laboratory (YLL), a 4-day/3-night pre-college outreach summer program at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, July 16-19. This year's theme was "See Yourself in Agriculture," and it focused on environmental education. The program began with Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region [...]

Money Management Classes Held for Harbor Light Center-Salvation Army Men’s Unit

Today's economic situation reflects a severe lack of financial preparedness, an inability to navigate everyday financial situations from purchasing a home to retirement. Increasingly, consumers need to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a complex economic marketplace and achieve lifetime financial security. As a result, there is an increased need to raise a [...]

Teen Leadership and Youth Voice on Display at National Training

Nathan Longoria, age 14, and Keyla Sauceda, age 16, attended the 4-H National Healthy Living training at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. from September 26-27, 2017. Both are Heroes 4-Health Ambassadors from Cameron County. They were accompanied by Guadalupe Castro, CEP extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Cameron County, and Dawn [...]

Cameron County 4-H’ers Attend Global Summit in Canada

On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around [...]

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]

Cooperative Extension Program Reaches Bilingual Audiences

County agents are closest to the people served by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University. They provide services which are impactful for its county residents to sustain an appropriate quality of life. Washington County is leading the way when it comes to family matters for its residents who represent all ethnic [...]

What’s on Your Plate!

There is nothing more exciting than having co-workers represent a variety of cultures and ethnicities. You learn so much about everything from effective communication, politics, global issues, and my favorite --- FOOD! One of my colleagues is from India, and whenever I visit his office, he always shares with me anything and everything in his [...]

Duds to Dazzle Mock-Competition and Bilingual Sewing Class for Project Leaders held in Cameron County

Thirty-nine 4-H youth, adult project leaders, and parents participated in two workshops held concurrently on April 22, 2017, in Cameron County Extension Office in San Benito, TX, to teach about the Duds to Dazzle contest. Because the average American throws away about 81 pounds of discarded garments, resulting in about 26 billion pounds of textiles [...]