McLennan County

Making the Best Better in Central Texas

In August, Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) presented the District 8 CEP Youth Development Training in McLennan County. Family and Consumer Sciences agents Sheryl Austin and Rosondra Hartsfield, along with committee members from Communities in School and Texas Hunger Initiative, planned the daylong training to focus on current CEP youth programs that could be implemented in afterschool [...]

McLennan County Summer Camp teaches youth about their Financial Future

McLennan County’s Cooperative Extension Program and NeighborWork Waco’s Project Aspire teamed up for their annual financial literacy summer camp. This year 20 campers aged 8- 15 were exposed to technical career paths, the financial cost of being unhealthy, predatory lending practices and gardening, all while creating their business plan for the end of the week [...]

Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club members are up for the challenge

In September, McLennan County’s Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club prepared for the county’s 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge. Every Tuesday, club members learned about MyPlate food groups, food preparation techniques, nutrients in the food, food safety, knife and kitchen safety and cooking equipment. They also practiced timed food preparation and their group presentations. Success [...]

Indian Springs Middle School students are all about business plans at summer camp

Prairie View A&M University-Cooperative Extension Program and NeighborWork’s Project ASPIRE partnered to sponsor a week-long summer camp in McLennan County. For a second year the organizations worked together to provide the financial literacy camp geared toward students from a limited resource community in East Waco. This year ten students from Indian Springs Middle School attended [...]

Cooperative Extension Program welcomes Mart High School students to the real world

McLennan County’s Cooperative Extension Program and Mart High School, in Mart, Texas, conducted the Welcome to the Real World! financial literacy simulation. Sixty-eight high school juniors and seniors explored hands-on budgeting choices, as well as, career and lifestyle options. Prior to the simulation, students assumed the role of single, 25-year old independent adults with no [...]