The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service program areas are: -Agriculture and Natural Resources -Health and Human Sciences -Economic and Community Development -4-H Youth Development Purdue Extension is a service tailored to meet the needs of Indiana, needs we know firsthand. Our educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 92 Indiana counties. We provide the link between Land Grant research and Indiana citizens. In doing that we provide practical solutions to local issues. We provide information and expertise that's available in the form you want, when you want it. That's Purdue Extension, Indiana's home team advantage.  Open to all Hoosiers.  Contact Elisa Worland at or 765-973-9281.

Communities In Schools of Wayne County – We surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. ( By utilizing a network of community partners and leveraging support from local donors, CIS is able to provide tailored assistance to students who need help. Some types of support include academic assistance, basic needs provision, behavioral intervention, mentoring, college and career preparation, family engagement, life skills, mental health, physical health, and homelessness assistance.  Contact Becky Murray at or 765-983-2263 M-F 8am-4pm.