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Learn More About How K-State is Helping to Combat Poverty in Kansas

The national poverty rate for children under age 18 is 22 percent. Kansas' rate is a little better, but there's a lot more to do.
Poverty in Kansas
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K-State Research and Extension is committed to providing Knowledge for Life to make our homes and families happier and healthier. Here's just some of the topics we can help with:

And, our home energy and beautification can make your home-sweet-home even sweeter.


Interested in sharing your knowledge? Consider joining our
Master Gardeners or Master Food Volunteers


Personal Relationships

Personal relationships take hard work. They don’t just happen; they require attention. A relationship can become stronger and more satisfying by focusing on your friendship with the other person and learning how to manage your differences.


Click here to read more from the PeopleTalk fact sheet by family systems specialist Charlotte Shoup-Olsen.


K-State Research and Extension's Families Web site offers tips and advice to strengthen families (and specifically, step-families), couples, and other relationships.


4-H Clubs Strengthen SW Kansas Communities

FEATURE: How Kansas 4-H is helping Hispanic families in southwest Kansas (three part series)

Garden City 4-H Clubs

4-H Spurs Hispanic Youth to Seek College Education

Organizers Hope 4-H Opens Community Doors for Hispanic Families

Interns Motivate Kids, Families in Bilingual 4-H Program

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