On Their Own and OK program is a program for youth in grades four-six who may begin staying home on their own for a short time, like after school. Through activities and conversation, participants will explore family rules, avoid boredom, safety, emergencies, and make lunch and a snack. The program will run 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with participants sharing what they learned at 3 p,m. The program will be offered six times:


Feb. 9: Dakins Community Center, Zearing


Feb. 16: Bertha Bartlett Public Library Meeting Room, Story City


March 2: Collegiate United Methodist Church, Ames


March 9: Community Center, Cambridge


March 16: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach, Nevada


March 23: Community Center, Collins


Registration form and $25 fee is due to Story County ISU Extension & Outreach one week before the location date. For questions, contact Mary Wilkins, youth outreach coordinator, at 515-382-6551 or mwilkins@iastate.edu.