Thursday, October 17, 2013

Team Awarded Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award

By Lorrie Coop

Lorrie Coop and Jerry Coplen, county Extension agents with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Knox County, and Jimi Coplen, Knox County Visioning Group Community Development Director, were honored recently with the Excellence in Teen Programming Award at the Texas Association of Extension 4-H agents annual conference, “Big As The Amarillo Sky” held August 5-8, 2013 in Amarillo, Texas. 

Lorrie Coop, Jerry Coplen and Jimi Coplen

The team was recognized for their youth workforce/career exploration projects with teens in Knox and surrounding counties through programs such as Knox County 4-H and Career Day 2012. The goal of the Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award is to provide recognition for outstanding programs conducted for and with teen audiences, gain national recognition for program accomplishments relative to scholarly and creative activities, teaching, and/or research effectiveness and to show evidence or collaboration with others who help meet community teens' needs and to strengthen the commitment to programs with teen audiences.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting or program are encouraged to contact the Knox County Extension Office.

To read more about Career Day, click here. 

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