Youth and Family

Purdue Extension’s Learning Network of Clinton County is rich in youth and family programming. Three Family Nutrition Program Assistants traverse Clinton County speaking in local schools and health-related organizations, as well as working one-on-one with local residents to help them learn to stretch their food dollars, cook nutritious recipes, and understand important health concepts that make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families. The Cultural SPIN group, hosted through Extension Homemakers, hosts an international supper club meeting monthly at different regional restaurants. Parenting classes and assistance for young mothers is also available through Purdue Extension, and the Learning Network hosts classes on Internet security and other topics in the interest of family well-being. Each academic year, Learning to Lead (a youth-empowerment and leadership program) guides 30 10th graders through the process of what it means to serve and lead in the local community. Overarching all of these programs is Healthy Communities of Clinton County, an original initiative of Purdue Extension and St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. This newly organized 501c3, which first gained notoriety by landing one of two ACHIEVE grants awards in the state of Indiana, is now a thriving organization that welcomes all who are interested in helping to promote their cause: “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice in Clinton County.”