OSU Extension Office gets grant

Published 11:59 am Friday, May 5, 2017

McDonald’s awards $1,000 for life skills program for 4-H members

The Ohio State University Extension Office of Lawrence County was recently awarded a $1,000 grant through the McDonald’s of the Tri-State Community Grants Program, which awards local organizations for programs that support youth and recreation, beautification, support for seniors or support of the arts in the Tri-State area.

The OSU Extension Office of Lawrence County will use the grant to support their local program titled “Building Life Skills with our 4-H Members,” led by Extension Educator Rachael Fraley.

The program will provide training and resources to volunteers so that they can develop life skills among youth enrolled in the program.

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These skills will include goal setting, conflict resolution and leadership.

The OSU Extension Office is one of 21 chosen in the area as a recipient of the grant.

The new program is supported by the owners/operators of McDonald’s of the Tri-State area, which covers central West Virginia, southeastern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.

The goal is to encourage organizations to implement programs that improve local communities.

The $1,000 grant must be used toward execution of the selected programs.

Steve Cielec, a local McDonald’s owner/operator, recently presented the check to the organization.