COLONIA, YAP, FSM, Martin Ruwniyol, 4-H Extension Agent, Yap Cooperative Extension Services.
Yap CES 4-H Program conducted a Guest Speaker Program at St. Mary’s School from January to May 2013 in collaboration with Public Health, Yap State EPA, Youth Services Office and Our YAP, a youth organization. This extension activity falls under Planned Program – Families, Youths and Communities – and Knowledge Areas Human Development and Family Well-being (KA802) and Youth Development (KA806). Thirty-seven 8th graders attended and completed this program in which they were able to learn various topics on good nutrition and health. Class sessions comprised of lectures, group discussions and tests to assess student learning outcomes. Collaborating agencies gave lectures on food sanitation, water quality, food safety, personal hygiene etc. The 4-H agent was also the guest speaker during the graduation ceremony held on May 31, 2013 during which certificates of completion and special awards were given to the program participants. Beginning next academic year, Yap CES is planning to extend the Guest Speaker Program to other elementary schools in Yap as part of the youth extension program. Yap CES wishes to thank the Principal Timothy Moon, 8th Grade teacher Louisa Ilyaw and collaborating agencies for their assistance in this program.