CITIZEN U uses a Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Signature Program, Youth Community Action (YCA), as a model for promoting civic engagement, workforce preparation, and asset development among youth (14-18 years old) in Broome and Monroe/Wayne counties, as part of the Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Program in New York.
CITIZEN U’s five-year plan is ecologically grounded, interdisciplinary and synergistic with national priorities: food security, childhood obesity, climate change, sustainable energy and food safety.
Partners and youth increase their capacity to successfully conduct and sustain YCA programs and make lasting, community improvements. CCE Broome County’s CITIZEN U is partnering with Binghamton Housing Authority. Visiting professors from Cornell University, Binghamton University (BU), BU’s Center for Civic Engagement and numerous community organizations will conduct seminars at CITIZEN “University”.
The Schools at CITIZEN “University”
School of Business & Entrepreneurship
School of Community Development
School of Environmental Studies
School of Food & Nutrition
School of Performing Arts
School of Technology & Media Arts
CITIZEN U teen leaders build:
CITIZEN U is part of the Children, Youth and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) Program, Sustainable Community Projects (SCP). The project is supported by Smith Lever funds, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Last updated August 1, 2017