The Extension Connection enhances life skills to support workforce development of low-income families by providing education promoting self-sufficiency. This program helps develop life skills that provide structure within the family and community. Project STRIDE supports workforce development in a high-crime, at-risk area with education. Project STRIDE increases stability within the family, helps families be productive in their community, and helps them overcome barriers to entering the work force, achieve job stability and advance in life for themselves and their families. Families also learn nutrition for healthy living and money management.
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Jackson, R. C., & Day, S. H. (2005). Extension Connection: Workforce Development and Cooperative Extension Working Hand-in-Hand. The Journal of Extension, 43(6), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss6/6