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1 4-H Overview

2 4-H is about Positive Youth Development thru the teaching and developing of life skills.

3 4-H Overview Health/PhysicalHealth/Physical Personal/SocialPersonal/Social Cognitive/CreativeCognitive/Creative VocationalVocational Citizenship and EthicsCitizenship and Ethics Tennessee 4-H has 5 competency areas:

4 Competency definitions Health/Physical Health/Physical Through an emphasis on exercise and proper nutrition, 4-H'ers are encouraged to develop habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle which will continue in adulthood. Personal/Social Being comfortable with yourself, cooperating with others, forming friendships, assuming responsibility and having self-discipline are important components of social development. The Tennessee 4-H program provides its members with opportunities to develop and enhance these skills through participation in club activities, camps, conferences and service projects. Cognitive/Creative Cognitive/Creative Learning is an on-going part of life. Participation in 4-H projects allows members to choose specific areas of interest and increase their knowledge of those areas through activities. Project work also involves setting goals, evaluating progress, record keeping and communicating knowledge to others.

5 Competency definitions Vocational Vocational The 4-H club aims to provide its members with opportunities to gain an awareness of and explore a wide variety of career and vocational options. The life skills developed through 4-H participation help prepare young people for successful professional careers. Emphasis is also placed on avocational options and use of leisure time. Citizenship/Ethics Citizenship/Ethics Knowledge and understanding of the history and values of community or nation contribute to good citizenship. Involvement in the 4-H program not only teaches young people to appreciate others and learn about their surroundings, but also encourages them to become involved and find ways to make positive contributions to society.

6 4-H Overview Indicators of a Quality ProgramIndicators of a Quality Program

7 4-H Overview Honor Club 90-1 Project Group 26-1 Judging Teams 169-Team Volunteers22-1

8 4-H Overview Honor Club 90-1 Project Group 26-1 Judging Teams 169-Team Volunteers22-1 These Ratios represent the ratio of enrolled 4-H members to the members involved in the highlighted activity

9 4-H Overview Experiential Education Model

10 4-H Overview Targeting Life Skills

11 4-H Overview Achieving GoalsAchieving Goals Building RelationshipsBuilding Relationships CommunicationCommunication CitizenshipCitizenship Decision MakingDecision Making Healthy Lifestyle ChoicesHealthy Lifestyle Choices LeadershipLeadership Positive Self EsteemPositive Self Esteem ResponsibilityResponsibility TeamworkTeamwork Life Skills

12 4-H Overview Life Skills

13 Clubs

14 Setting the Stage for In-School 4-H Clubs Neal Smith Western Region Extension Area Specialist – 4-H

15 Your Cast of Characters... Who do you need to contact? –School Superintendent –Curriculum Coordinator –Principal –Secretary –Teachers –Guidance Counselor (for Special Interest)

16 Setting the Stage... Getting Prepared for the Meeting –Decide your educational focus for the 4-H Club year –Use August and September to develop lesson plans –Prepare a three-ring binder with the materials you will need (i.e. script, background info., camera- ready copies of handouts, etc.) –May develop a rotation system with educational programs –Prepare your 4-H Club Calendar

17 Setting the Stage... Meeting with the Principal –Have a proposed meeting date for the 4-H Club (i.e. every second Tuesday, each third Thursday) –Highlight planned educational activities –Be able to show connection with Terra Nova objectives –Ask to be included with Teacher In-service Training –Confirm decisions with follow-up letter

18 Setting the Stage... Meeting with the Principal –Discuss discipline policy –Where will you meet? –How much time will you have? –Will the students come to you or will you rotate to separate classes? – Is there a “protocol” for subject matter? (i.e. Science/Technology, Communications, etc.) –Can you use volunteers?

19 Setting the Stage... Meeting with the Principal –Get permission to meet with teachers –Determine if there is an opportunity to meet with teachers as a group –Are there school specific priorities that 4-H can reinforce? –Policy for student participation in 4-H events and activities (in-school AND out-of-school) –Policy for rescheduling 4-H Clubs and the availability of a school calendar

20 Setting the Stage... Meeting with the Teachers –As a Group or Individually –Ask them to complete Volunteer Leader forms –Highlight your discussion with the Principal –Discuss their discipline plan –Are there classroom management “issues” that you need to be aware of? –Are their special needs students in the class?

21 Setting the Stage... Meeting with the Teachers –Will they be in the room with you? Do you want them to? –Do they have any class priorities or focus areas that 4-H can reinforce? –As with Principal, emphasize the educational value of 4-H. –Showcase the different delivery methods you can provide.

22 Setting the Stage... Different Delivery Methods –Organized 4-H Clubs (In-school, community, after- school and military) –Special Interest –School Enrichment –Service Learning Projects Select the appropriate delivery method based on the audience, subject matter area and/or restriction you might face. Example – Can’t meet high school club on a regular basis.

23 Delivery Methods Organized 4-H Clubs –An organized group of youth, led by an adult, with a planned program that is carried on throughout all or most of the year. 4-H clubs may meet in any location and typically have elected officers and a set of rules approved by the membership to govern the club. –In-school clubs – - Meet during school hours - Have officers - Planned activities beyond school enrichment

24 Delivery Methods Organized 4-H Clubs (cont.) –Community clubs - Typically meet in the evenings or on weekends - Offer self-chosen multiple learning experiences and activities –4-H After-School clubs - Organized within child care settings - Have officers and planned activities –Military 4-H clubs - Organized by the Armed Forces - Often on military installations, and principally for military dependents

25 Delivery Methods Special Interest –Short-term programs –Groups of youth meeting for specific learning experience –Involves direct teaching by Extension Staff or trained volunteers, including teachers –Program is not part of school curriculum –Not restricted to members of 4-H Clubs

26 Delivery Methods Special Interest (cont.) –Multiple-day meetings should be reported as short-term programs. –The direct audience contact hours should be at least six (6) for enrollment to be reported –Could provide Teachers with a list of programs you would be willing to deliver. (i.e. On My Own, Healthy Snacks, etc.)

27 Delivery Methods School Enrichment –Groups of youth receiving a sequence of learning experiences in cooperation with school officials –During school hours –To support the school curriculum –Involves direct teaching by Extension Staff or trained volunteers, including teachers

28 Delivery Methods Service Learning Projects –Open to all club members –Conducted at school or at home –Allow student input on selecting project –Could be included as part of other delivery methods

29 Participatio n Leadership Opportunities Educational Component Service Learning Leadership Opportunities: Officers elected by the Club members. Provide leadership opportunities for all club members. Life Skills: Leadership Citizenship Teamwork Communication Responsibility An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Educational Component: Taught by Agent, Program Assistant or Volunteer. Addresses Life Skills. Addresses TCAP/Terra Nova objectives. Is as hands-on as possible. Life Skills: Healthy Life Styles Citizenship Communication Responsibility Participation: Opportunities to participate in the Club program. Opportunities to participate in local contests. Opportunities to be recognized for participation. Opportunities to showcase 4-H Project work. Life Skills: Communication Responsibility Achieving Goals Positive Self-Esteem Service Learning: Open to all Club members. Conducted at school or at home. Allow student input on selecting projects. Life Skills: Leadership Citizenship Teamwork Unique to other clubsReinforce, don’t repeat, school work

30 An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Participation Leadership Opportunities Educational Component Service Learning

31 An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Participation: – Opportunities to participate in the Club program. – Opportunities to participate in local contests. – Opportunities to be recognized for participation. – Opportunities to showcase 4-H Project work. When offering a local contest, provide educational lessons and materials to support the activity.

32 An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Leadership Opportunities: – Officers elected by the Club members. – Provide leadership opportunities for all club members. Educational Component: – Taught by Agent, Program Assistant or Volunteer. – Addresses Life Skills. – Addresses TCAP/Terra Nova objectives. – Is as hands-on as possible. Service Learning

33 An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Reinforce, don’t repeat, school work Unique to other clubs!

34 Participatio n Leadership Opportunities Educational Component Service Learning Leadership Opportunities: Officers elected by the Club members. Provide leadership opportunities for all club members. Life Skills: Leadership Citizenship Teamwork Communication Responsibility An In-School 4-H Club: Putting the Pieces Together Educational Component: Taught by Agent, Program Assistant or Volunteer. Addresses Life Skills. Addresses TCAP/Terra Nova objectives. Is as hands-on as possible. Life Skills: Healthy Life Styles Citizenship Communication Responsibility Participation: Opportunities to participate in the Club program. Opportunities to participate in local contests. Opportunities to be recognized for participation. Opportunities to showcase 4-H Project work. Life Skills: Communication Responsibility Achieving Goals Positive Self-Esteem Service Learning: Open to all Club members. Conducted at school or at home. Allow student input on selecting projects. Life Skills: Leadership Citizenship Teamwork Unique to other clubsReinforce, don’t repeat, school work

35 Setting the Stage... Things to consider: –Send a 4-H Calendar each month to Principal, Secretary, Teachers and 4-H Club Officers –Try to avoid scheduling 4-H Clubs on a Monday –Be careful scheduling a club on the first day of a new month or first day back from a holiday –The challenges of meeting in the afternoon versus morning –When rescheduling, try to stay on the same day of the week as original date

36 First Meeting with Students... Things you will need: –Member Enrollment Forms - Explorer (4 th Grade), F845 - 5 th – 12 th Grades, F846 - Spanish version, F847 –Plan for Electing Officers –Yearbook –Plan for Recognizing Participation

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