Dear 4-H Colleagues,
We are pleased to share that we are ready to launch a fourth cohort of the 4-H Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional development cohort. The NYS 4-H Office, in collaboration with Eduardo González, Jr. have offered three similar cohorts, starting in 2015, that have reached nearly 50 county and campus 4-H staff. We are excited to launch cohort four as a CCE system-wide opportunity, open to staff at all levels of CCE. The CCE Justice Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Cohort is an opportunity to engage with colleagues, build relationships, and work collaboratively at the personal and professional level to achieve CCE system goals related to anti-racism and inclusion. With this announcement we have officially opened the recruitment for cohort four. We are looking for a cohort of 20-30 people representing the diversity of CCE in all its forms to join us on a 10-month professional development opportunity anchored by three on campus retreats (May and September 2023, and February 2024) providing the foundation and core content. Our teaching and leadership team includes Andy Turner, Jamila Walida Simon, and Alexa Maille from the State 4-H Team; Ashley Helmholdt, Cornell Garden Based Learning; and Eduardo Gonzalez, Jr., CCE Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please share with staff in your Association who might be interested in this unique professional development opportunity! Here is the link for interested individuals to respond and express their interest in the program!
Please direct any questions to Jamila Walida Simon – Jws62@cornell.edu
Andy Turner, NYS 4-H Program Leader
CCE Assistant Director