The 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Program
4-H CAPITAL provides high quality after-school enrichment programs that focus on science, engineering and technology. We provide hands-on learning experiences that not only help youth become successful adults but also reduce risk-taking behaviors that inhibit success. By establishing positive relationships with the youth we serve, 4-H CAPITAL allows our 4-H Club members to acquire science and inquiry-based knowledge and skills, build character, and develop life skills in a fun learning environment that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society.
Our AmeriCorps Members are currently serving in over 20 elementary and middle schools in the Austin and Del Valle School Districts. At 17 of our schools this year 4-H Members are growing school gardens with their students. In the fall semester 8 of school campus had a herd of goats that were raised by the 4-H Club on campus. And this spring 2 of our schools are raising chickens. In June all of our students will be learning robotics in summer camp!
For more information and to learn how to apply to one of our 16 full time or 16 half time positions for the 2011 – 2012 school year, please visit us at http://www.4-hcapital.org. For weekly updates on what we’re accomplishing in the schools check out our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/4hcapital.