“I wanted to align 4-H with what we are doing in the human development field,” Mary Arnold says. “We have leading self-regulation researchers right here in our college. It is an important part of youth development, but we never had it in our 4-H vocabulary.”
Mario’s journey to Oregon State began in the summer of 1990 while he was picking apples in Washington and listening to a Spanish radio station.
4-H kids in Union County aim to convince their friends and family that snacking on fruits and vegetables is not only healthy, but delicious too.
With more than 20 years of experience in youth development and developmental psychology, PHHS Professor and Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist Mary Arnold has been tasked with reinventing the wheel when it comes to youth investment – turning from intervention to prevention.
Eating a pinch of broccoli sprouts has as much, if not more, cancer-fighting compounds for your health than an entire head of broccoli – that’s just one lesson high school students in the Multnomah County 4-H Youth Exploring Academics in Health (YEAH!) Camp took away from their tour of the Moore Family Center in July.