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Haskell Indian National University, American Indian Extension Program addresses the risk factors found in the American Indian communities in Kansas. An Extension trained American Indian Advisory Board will guide us in the direction that ultimately reflects the overall programming needs of the communities we serve. This project will focus on training programs and activities that create safe and healthy environments where children and families can thrive and at the same time, foster healing and realization of youth and community potential in respectful ways. The project will remain respectful of family, home, community, culture, and offer opportunities to express their cultural heritage. Haskell Indians Nations University Extension Program provides Extension outreach to underserved American Indian communities in Kansas.
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Haskell Indians Nations University Extension Program provides Extension outreach to underserved American Indian communities in Kansas. Haskell Extension will develop a cadre of volunteers using a comprehensive volunteer management system. Haskell will have an Advisory Board familiar with the framework of Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
The Haskell Extension Program Office will build upon existing relationships with communities currently reached and will provide increased assistance and support in forming and enhancing collaboration within the Haskell Indians Nations University Departments and those partners within the communities themselves, who can assist in providing programming that targets the needs of the communities. Haskell may develop or adapt curriculum to be used when necessary to meet the needs of the community members. Some strategies to be developed and implemented are: Volunteer Recruitment and Training Seek appropriate training and curriculums from other Land Grant Institutions Advisory Board Training