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THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONOR, ALL DONATIONS THROUGH DEC 17 WILL BE MATCHED UP TO OUR GOAL!!!
Give today and help expand possibilities in developing countries through agricultural education and the creation of 4-H chapters.
What compelled the community of Adarkwa, Ghana to honor a young Texan with the role of Nkosuohene (chief of development)?
John was serving in Adarkwa as an AgriCorps Member, and for 30 days (Nov 17- Dec 17), AgriCorps is raising the $30,000 needed to recruit, train, deploy, and support one high quality, motivated, creative AgriCorps Member overseas for a year.
Each AgriCorps Member (or ACM) is deployed to a unique village, which means that every ACM serving overseas could transform the future of an entire community. Watch the video to learn more about Adarkwa’s school enterprise garden that will sell 1,000 cocoa seedlings and over 300 palm tree seedlings to benefit the local school.
Who is AgriCorps?
AgriCorps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects American agriculture volunteers to the demand for experiential, school-based, agricultural education in developing countries.
AgriCorps accomplishes this mission by achieving three objectives:
1. Recruit high quality, motivated, creative, American college graduates of agriculture with past experiences in FFA or 4-H to volunteer one year to teach agricultural education in developing countries
2. Meet the needs of rural young people by equipping them with agriculture and life skills to become healthy, critical-thinking farmers and democratic citizens
3. Transfer agriculture technology and methodology through youth, as early adopters, into farming communities in developing countries
What is an AgriCorps Member?
An AgriCorps Member, or ACM, is a high quality, motivated, creative, American college graduates of agriculture with past experiences in FFA or 4-H. This year’s ACMs represent 16 different universities from coast to coast, including six completed masters degrees.
ACMs are AgriCorps, volunteering a year overseas to equip rural young people with agriculture and life skills to become healthy, critical-thinking farmers and democratic citizens.
Is this new?
AgriCorps is currently in its second year of full operations, with 15 AgriCorps members in Ghana and 1 in Ethiopia. In 2014, 7 AgriCorps Members taught 19 AgriScience courses, trained 337 future teachers, and shaped 381 4-H members.
As for global agricultural education, 4-H has had a global youth movement since it began in the early 1900s and developed a formal relationship with Peace Corps in the early 1960s. The National FFA Organization has also had an international presence since the 1950s. Learn more at www.agricorps.org/how
AgriCorps recruits highly qualified ACMs and gives them the training and support they need to succeed. Deploying, training, and supporting one AgriCorps Member for one year requires a minimum investment of $30,000:
Training Institute: $2,500
In-Country Support: $5,000
General Operating Support: $10,000