Winter 2022

Northwest Farm Credit: Rural, Real Estate, Operating Loans; Farm Loans; Country Home Loans; Lot Loans; Equipment Financing; Young and Beginning Producers; Crop Insurance; Business Management Education; Property Appraisals

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University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Juntos Program | Idaho most impactful components, family engagement is fundamental to the success of the students and the program. Family engagement workshops help build student-parent communication and confidence and make education a family goal. Many of the program's students are first-generation high school students, and many parents aren't English speaking. Learning the U.S. education system to support their children's education can be frustrating. Through relationships formed in the Juntos 4-H program, parents gain a sense of belonging, connection and support in their child's school. Juntos translates to "together" in English, and bringing people together is what the University of Idaho's 4-H Youth Development Juntos program is doing. Originally developed by North Carolina State University, the Juntos 4-H program unites community partners to provide 8-12 grade Latinx students and their parents with information, skills and resources to reach high school graduation and pursue higher education. Family engagement is fundamental The program consists of four main components: 4-H clubs, one-on-one success coaching, summer programming and family engagement. As one of the The high school dropout rate is fortunately declining. However, Latinx youth continue to have a higher dropout rate compared to other ethnic groups. Community assessments show that Latinx families need support to help their children academically succeed by focusing on college and career readiness. Northwest Farm Credit is proud to support the Juntos 4-H program in fulfilling this need. 9 Northwest FCS stewardship giving Juntos 4-H program is creating a brighter future for Latinx students.

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