Contact: Shay McNeil
About 4-H LIFE
As part of a Second Chance Act grant, WVU
Extension, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is implementing the
4-H Living Interactive Family Education (LIFE) program in the Hazelton
Federal Correctional Institution. It is designed to strengthen family
relationships in families with an incarcerated parent. Through 4-H LIFE,
incarcerated parents will develop skills by undergoing parenting
workshops and planning meetings. Their children will be enrolled in
their local 4-H programs and provided with group mentoring services.
Families will be engaged through 4-H LIFE family events as well as four enhanced (characterized by family friendly visitations) prison visits.
To improve outcomes for children with incarcerated parents by implementing the 4-H LIFE program to strengthen the relationship between incarcerated parents and their children.
- Improve family relationships for the incarcerated parent, their children, and family members.
- Improve parenting skills of the incarcerated parent.
- Provide group mentoring services to youth with an incarcerated parent.