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2014 New Call for Positions

2014 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2014 cycle.

Position Details

016 Area Community Youth and Families Development Advisor - Imperial CE and DREC

Proposed Location/Housing

UCCE-Imperial Couny and DREC

Proposed Area of Coverage

Imperial County/DREC and US/Mexico border communities (California/Baja California)


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The youth advisor position is critical in developing and refining programs to increase the knowledge of our youth in Imperial County. The 4-H program provides many areas of opportunities to broaden the horizons of Imperial County youth. This program reaches all the youth in Imperial County and provides experiences that are not available anywhere else. Please continue training and teaching our future leaders.
Posted Jul 11, 2014 8:39 AM by Bo Shropshire
Please continue to support the Imperial County youth through the youth advisor position. It is key to providing opportunities for experiential learning that don't otherwise exist in this rural, border region. Our children have an opportunity to become engaged in the community and develop leadership skills with 4-H. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
Posted Jul 11, 2014 8:58 AM by Helina Hoyt
I support the proposal of providing an advisor that would be responsible for the development of new and creative approaches to develop, strengthen and expand the Imperial County 4-H Youth Development Program that would benefits youth and families not only in the state of California, but for youth in our border community, Mexico. Collaborations and partnerships promoting positive youth development is crucial when improving important outcomes such competence, confidence, character, connection, caring, contribution, science literacy, and healthy living in our youth, regardless their geographical location.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 10:27 AM by Mary Ann M Smith
Ph.D. Khaled M. Bali
Director de UCCE

Por este conducto envio un cordial saludo y mi comentario sobre la importancia de contratar a una persona que se integre en el programa de Extension de la UC con el Objetivo de trabajar en conjunto con México; Pienso que trabajando en conjunto Universidad de California , Universidad Autónoma de Baja California y jóvenes de la comunidad agrícola tanto en Valle de Mexicali y Valle Imperial, se forjaran jóvenes que gusten de trabajar en Extension , ofreciendo mejores alternativas y oportunidades de trabajo -evitando la migración de jóvenes ilegales a los Estados Unidos- , así como la solidaridad con las zonas más necesitadas y no necesitadas para el conocimiento de valores humanos, promoviendo la actitud de trabajo.
Un ejemplo de que si se pueden crear sinergias es el reciento acuerdo entre INCA Rural y Universidad de Arizona para impulsar programa conjunto de extensionismo en México, el subsecretario de Desarrollo Rural de la SAGARPA, Juan Manuel Verdugo Rosas, subrayó que el extensionismo contribuye a generar un vínculo entre la ciencia y los productores para llevar los conocimientos que permitan transformar el campo mexicano.

Agradezco su atención para este escrito, sinceramente

Ma. Isabel Escobosa, Dra
Posted Jul 14, 2014 11:14 AM by ISABEL ESCOBOSA GARCIA
I support the Imperial County youth through the addition of the new the youth advisor position. This program reaches all the youth in Imperial County and provides experiences that are not available anywhere else. 4-H is an excellent program that gives our youth the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills and become engaged in the community as they learn about animals, agriculture and other projects. Vicky Lopez-Cantwell, McCabe 4-H
Posted Jul 14, 2014 1:29 PM by Virginia Lopez-Cantwell
Es importante fortalecer los valores y conocimiento del campo en los jóvenes y familias del valle Imperial y de Mexicali. Siendo la actividad agropecuaria un motor económico importante en la región se requiere que los jóvenes conozcan y se involucren en esa actividad, para ello se requiere fortalecer las estrategias ya establecidas por la Universidad de California y por los gobiernos de amos lados de la frontera.
Posted Jul 15, 2014 10:17 AM by Carlos R. Orozco-Riezgo, Director de Infraestructura Hidroagricola. Gobierno del Estado de Baja Califoria. Mexico.
Speaking from experience, I was involved with Imperial County's 4-H program for nine years. As a member of the Westmorland 4-H Club, I learned many valuable aspects of raising animals with my annual steer project, that assisted me after graduating from college, to come down and help run the family's small feed yard business. I also took projects like Electricity, that assisted me in how to use and respect the power of electricity in our farming operations. Perhaps most importantly, learning and experiencing the value of leadership has been the biggest value that I learned about through my 4-H experiences. I saw my parents and many other dedicated community members helping kids to learn these valuable life skills. I cannot say enough about the value of funding leadership in this important aspect of youth and family development for our county. Leadership must be groomed, and here is a wonderful opportunity to show how much we value these leadership aspects for our families and youth of the future.
Posted Jul 15, 2014 3:00 PM by Douglas Dahm
I support the proposal of this CYFD advisor for Imperial County as a past 4-H member, volunteer and leader. This position will support our 4-H program and the opportunities it provides for youth and families in this multicultural border community. The experiences and lessons learned through 4-H are lifelong and support youth to become successful in education and life as they grow older. I feel it is important to have this advisor position to broaden our program to larger groups of people and communities, that may have not been involved in 4-H before. These opportunities will not only support the youth of our area, but also our community by providing future leaders for our community organizations, businesses and developments. Please continue to support our future leaders.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 6:26 PM by Kelly Bishop
The 016 Area Community Youth and Families Development Advisor position proposed for- Imperial CE and DREC is definitely not needed. Imperial County already has a 4-H Youth Development Advisor and two Program Representatives addressing family development in Imperial County. This position would be a duplication of the current outstanding work being done to address the needs of youth development and family development efforts in Imperial County. In addition to the $-H Youth Development Advisor and two Family development Program Reps in the Imperial CE office, there is a Program Representative meeting the needs of youth and seniors at UC DREC via the Farm Smart Program. Therefore, as already clearly stated, this position is not needed and would only duplicate our current efforts.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 2:46 PM by Eric Natwick
This UC Extension advisor will have a big job.
Our county has does have a large 4-H program that involves many low income young people from all races. But the need goes beyond 4-H. It goes to the points made under justification. Our local Farm Smart program tries to teach young students about good nutrition but the education effort needs to go further. Our local food bank provides food and some educational programs as do our local schools but one, this UC Extension Advisor could pull all of these efforts together and the entire project some structure and continuity.
I urge you to fill this important position.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 6:08 PM by Ron Rubin
The support of the UC Extension Advisor to provide opportunities for learning to the various 4-H clubs representing the facets of Imperial County is essential to building our ag leader of the future. As a member and community leader of the northern most communities, Calipatria, Niland, and Bombay Beach, our club has been provided with learning opportunities that cannot be received within the resources of our towns. The county has extended a hand to bring information and presentations to us, a benefit when our families have limited resources to travel due to parent employment, vehicles, and limited incomes. Our club has seen a significant growth in membership, and it will only become stronger as our local resources are supported to ensure our members are educated about the agriculture fields. The UC Extension is the ideal local resources who can continue to provide this education and training for our members, our community, and our future ag leaders.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 9:26 AM by Angelita Ortiz

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