Dr. Kirk A. Astroth is a Professor in the Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences, and Director of Arizona 4-H at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Astroth has worked for YMCA as a camp counselor, served as a youth crew leader in the Model Cities/Neighborhood Youth Corps, taught school, and for the past 25 years has been a national leader in 4-H with the Extension Service in Kansas, Utah, Montana and now Arizona. Dr. Astroth is the author of numerous articles on at-risk youth and prevention, including I’m OK, You’re At Risk and Beyond Resiliency: Fostering Vibrancy in Youth Groups.. In addition, Astroth has created several award-winning prevention education programs. Most recently, he helped create a meth prevention program under a grant from the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Dr. Astroth has served as president of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, president and editorial chair for the Journal of Extension, president of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals, chair of the Montana Children’s Trust Fund and chair of the Montana Interagency Coordinating Council for Prevention.
I'm so glad you joined us at Suzanne's suggestion. (I suspected you might be aligned.) It was very exciting to meet Suzanne at the gathering. I look forward to continuing to hear about your great work.
Hi Kirk. Great to see you on this site. There are several groups that you might want to join as well, such as the Natural Teachers Network and the Natural Families Network. Suz met Suzanne at Princeton but didn't know she works with you. Thanks so much for allowing Suzanne to come to the leadership gathering. It was a great experience not only for Suzanne but for all those who met her, including me. I hope you ask questions and post often to this site. There are some very experienced and knowledgeable people here. Best wishes and keep us posted on your project. John
Hi Kirk! Hearty welcome to the forum. I'm glad you're here. It looks like you'll bring a wealth of experience to our discussions, groups and blogs. I hope you'll do so, as well as enjoy the resources and camaraderie we offer. Do you know Suzanne Dhruv? She's on the forum, also in Tucson, and working with 4-H youth, in addition to her other work. You may want to connect. In any case, I hope to see much of you here. Cheers!