Pros: Learning experience.
Cons: Funding and financial support.
Extension helps people from birth to old age. We have programs that teach little children about gardening, voting, etiquette, etc. We have programs for gang prevention. Our 4-H program teaches teens leadership skills, sewing, computer repair, etc. For mothers we offer breast-feeding classes, parenting, carseat safety. We manage a giving closet that provides clothing, diapers, milk, carseats, cribs, – more... and other necessities for people in need. We have a Master Gardener program for those who prefer to play in dirt. We have a transportation service that provides transportation for elder, handicapped, and those in need of transportation to/from their jobs. We offer budgeting training and information on living wills and other senior citizen programs.
Extension is a great place to work. My co-workers are like family and it is nice to be with people that want to help others. The hardest part of the job is not receiving funding to support our programs. Being that some of the programs are totally grant funded, some have lost funding and we could not continue the programs.
The best part is working with great people doing great services for our community. – less