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1 New 4-H Club Leader Orientation JoLene Bunnell USU Extension 4-H Youth Agent Utah County

2 4-H History Began in 1902; Springfield, Ohio. Began in 1902; Springfield, Ohio. Started with the Corn Clubs for boys as a way to teach new agricultural techniques. Started with the Corn Clubs for boys as a way to teach new agricultural techniques. Later expanded to Girls Canning Clubs to teach safe canning techniques. Later expanded to Girls Canning Clubs to teach safe canning techniques. Expanded dramatically over past 100 years. Expanded dramatically over past 100 years. Today teaches life skills development utilizing many different curricula. Today teaches life skills development utilizing many different curricula. Open to rural and urban youth! Open to rural and urban youth!

3 MISSION STATEMENT: To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, building character, and developing life skills in a fun learning environment that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society.

4 Approaches to 4-H Youth Development PREVENTION YOUTH DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION Focus: Risks & Risk Factors Target: Social Norms & Communities Goal: Eliminate or Reduce Problems Focus: Skills & Knowledge Target: Individual Learners Goal: Competency in Knowledge or Skill Focus: Developmental Needs Target: Opportunities for Youth Goal: Maturity

5 Essential Elements of a Youth Development Approach The Youth Development Approach considers the whole young person, not just a single characteristic or problem. The Youth Development Approach considers the whole young person, not just a single characteristic or problem. Youth Development is dependent on family and community development as it occurs in the context of the family, community and society. Youth Development is dependent on family and community development as it occurs in the context of the family, community and society. Youth Development is designed to focus on the positive outcomes we desire for young people, not the negative outcomes we hope to prevent. Youth Development is designed to focus on the positive outcomes we desire for young people, not the negative outcomes we hope to prevent.

6 Eight Essential Elements for 4-H 1. A positive relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe environment 3. An inclusive environment 4. Engagement in learning 5. Opportunity for Mastery 6. Opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future 7. Opportunity for self-determination 8. Opportunity to value and practice service for others

7 8 Elements distilled to 4 Concepts Belonging Positive Relationship with a caring adult An inclusive environment A safe environment Mastery Engagement in Learning Opportunity for Mastery Independence Opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future Opportunity for self-determination Generosity Opportunity to value and practice service for others

8 The 4-H Youth Development Ideals 4-H Youth Development creates opportunities for youth to experience: 4-H Youth Development creates opportunities for youth to experience: 1.Independence - Head 2.Belonging - Heart 3.Generosity - Hands 4.Mastery - Health

9 4-H PLEDGE I pledge: My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and My health to better living For my club, my community, My country and my world.

10 I pledge my head to clearer thinking… (Independence) Influence people and events Influence people and events Decision-making Decision-making Leadership opportunities Leadership opportunities Self-discipline Self-discipline Responsibility Responsibility Better understand themselves Better understand themselves Become independent thinkers Become independent thinkers

11 I pledge my heart to greater loyalty… (Belonging) Feel cared about Feel cared about Sense of “Fellowship” Sense of “Fellowship” Feel physically and emotionally safe Feel physically and emotionally safe Relationships with a caring adult Relationships with a caring adult Current research suggests that a sense of belonging may be the single most powerful positive ingredient we can add into the lives of children and youth.

12 I pledge my hands to larger service… (Generosity) Lives have meaning and purpose Lives have meaning and purpose Learn to give back Learn to give back Connect to communities Connect to communities

13 I pledge my health to better living… (Mastery) Experience success. Experience success. Explore 4-H projects and activities. Explore 4-H projects and activities. Master skills for career and life choices. Master skills for career and life choices. Safe environment for making mistakes and getting feedback. Safe environment for making mistakes and getting feedback. Chance to excel. Chance to excel. Develop own interests. Develop own interests.

14 All Youth need: To know they are cared about by others To know they are cared about by others --(Belonging) To feel and believe they are capable and successful To feel and believe they are capable and successful --(Mastery) To gain leadership skills to influence people and events To gain leadership skills to influence people and events --(Independence) To practice helping others through service To practice helping others through service --(Generosity) !!!Have Fun!!!

15 Why is Meeting Youth Needs so Important?

16 If Youth Needs are met in Positive Ways: Youth develop characteristics most of us relate to character...

17 If Youth Needs are met in Negative Ways: Negative needs can become defining factors in the lives of youth...

18 If Need is Unmet: Some youth retreat or give up on getting needs met...

19 The Circle of Meeting Youth Needs Response - Increases Characteristic or Behavior Behavior or characteristic Impacts Type of Response Need Met Positive/ Negative or Unmet

20 Motto, Slogan & Emblem To Make the Best Better To Make the Best Better A green 4 leaf clover A green 4 leaf clover Learning By Doing Learning By Doing

21 SIZE & SCOPE OF 4-H 6.8 million youth nationally 6.8 million youth nationally Every county in USA Every county in USA 60 countries 60 countries In Utah, In Utah, –135,000 members –9,000 volunteers In Utah County, In Utah County, –Over 2,400 members –451 volunteers

22 4-H Delivery Modes (i.e.., Ways to Be Involved) 4-H Clubs (ongoing groups that meet sometime throughout the year) 4-H Clubs (ongoing groups that meet sometime throughout the year) 4-H Clubs 4-H Clubs 4-H Afterschool (school club work on project specific – only 4 schools in county) 4-H Afterschool (school club work on project specific – only 4 schools in county) 4-H Afterschool 4-H Afterschool 4-H Mentoring (one-to-one mentoring program for youth – only 9 schools in county) 4-H Mentoring (one-to-one mentoring program for youth – only 9 schools in county) Independent Study/Family 4-H (individuals or families learning on their own) Independent Study/Family 4-H (individuals or families learning on their own)

23 Age/Grade Divisions Cloverbud (Mini) 4-H Members: Grades K-2 Cloverbud (Mini) 4-H Members: Grades K-2 Junior 4-H Members: Grades 3-5 Junior 4-H Members: Grades 3-5 Intermediate 4-H Members: Grades 6-8 Intermediate 4-H Members: Grades 6-8 Senior 4-H Members: Grades 9-12 Senior 4-H Members: Grades 9-12

24 Understanding “4-H Age/Grade” January 1st January 1, 2005 October 1, 2004 September 30, 2005

25 Special Age-Related Rules Special Age-Related Rules Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3 rd grade to “compete” in 4-H. Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3 rd grade to “compete” in 4-H. Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3 rd grade to participate in large animal projects (livestock/horses). Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3 rd grade to participate in large animal projects (livestock/horses). Home school youth use “age only” to determine eligibility. Home school youth use “age only” to determine eligibility. Must be summer after 9 th grade to attend State 4-H Contests Must be summer after 9 th grade to attend State 4-H Contests NOTE: Even as a Cloverbud, you are a real & bonafide 4-H member! NOTE: Even as a Cloverbud, you are a real & bonafide 4-H member!

26 Earn 4-H Participation Award Submit C-A-L Ranch Form on October 1 st for the past year’s work. Submit C-A-L Ranch Form on October 1 st for the past year’s work. Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November. Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November. May earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold 4-H Award. May earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold 4-H Award. Receive a year of completion pin (only if attend Achievement Night). Receive a year of completion pin (only if attend Achievement Night).

27 Earning 4-H Portfolio Award Submit Portfolio on October 1 st each year. Submit Portfolio on October 1 st each year. Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November. Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November. May earn numerous awards. May earn numerous awards. –8 category awards –Savings bonds –Most outstanding

28 Earn Event Awards Contests Contests –Certificate of Participation –Trophy Winners County Fair County Fair –Danish System Purple Purple Blue Blue Red Red White White Livestock Shows Livestock Shows Horse Shows Horse Shows

29 Steps to Become a 4-H Club Leader Complete a 4-H Volunteer Application. Complete a 4-H Volunteer Application. Background screening/reference check conducted. Background screening/reference check conducted. Attend New 4-H Leader Orientation. Attend New 4-H Leader Orientation. You are now an official 4-H club leader and you can organize and enroll your club

30 4-H Club Enrollment Complete group enrollment form Complete group enrollment form –Or re-enrollment forms $4 enrollment fee per youth annually $4 enrollment fee per youth annually Release Forms: Code of Conduct, Medical, and Photo (require parent’s signatures) Release Forms: Code of Conduct, Medical, and Photo (require parent’s signatures) Submit to 4-H Office by June 15 th each year Submit to 4-H Office by June 15 th each year Organize Club (select name, officers, what projects to complete, etc.) Organize Club (select name, officers, what projects to complete, etc.)

31 4-H Curriculum Eight Curriculum Areas Citizenship & Civic Education Citizenship & Civic Education Communication & Expressive Arts Communication & Expressive Arts Consumer & Family Sciences Consumer & Family Sciences Environmental Ed. & Earth Sciences Environmental Ed. & Earth Sciences Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Lifestyles Personal Development & Leadership Personal Development & Leadership Plants & Animals Plants & Animals Science & Technology Science & Technology

32 The 4-H Club Meeting

33 4-H Core Leader Training The four training sessions that make up 4-H Core Leader Training include: The four training sessions that make up 4-H Core Leader Training include: –The Fair, Contests & Other 4-H Events –4-H Awards, Scholarships & Recognition for Members & Club Leaders –Leading a Successful 4-H Club –4-H Portfolios

34 Resources & Support 4-H Extension Staff Members 4-H Extension Staff Members Utah County 4-H Newsletter Utah County 4-H Newsletter 4-H Websites: Utah4h.org 4-H Websites: Utah4h.org Ongoing Leader Training, Leadermete Ongoing Leader Training, Leadermete –Core Leader Training Successful Club – February 22, 1:00-2:30 Successful Club – February 22, 1:00-2:30 Fair, Contest, Events – March 10, 1:00-2:30 Fair, Contest, Events – March 10, 1:00-2:30 Recognition – April 29, 9:30-11:00 Recognition – April 29, 9:30-11:00 Utah 4-H Portfolio – April 29, 11:00-12:30 Utah 4-H Portfolio – April 29, 11:00-12:30 4-H Leader’s Council 4-H Leader’s Council

35 Volunteer Handbook Key Policies & Risk Management Insurance (liability & accident) Insurance (liability & accident) Club bank accounts Club bank accounts Fundraising Fundraising Club inventory Club inventory Member transportation Member transportation Above suspicion policy Above suspicion policy Reporting of suspected child abuse Reporting of suspected child abuse Use of photos Use of photos 4-H animal care policy 4-H animal care policy Alcohol and drug use policy Alcohol and drug use policy Release forms Release forms

36 Summary Thank You Thank You Any Questions Any Questions JoLene Bunnell – 4-H Youth Development Jim Jensen – 4-H Youth Development Kathy Dimick – Afterschool & Mentoring Linda Stiener – Secretary 100 E Center, L-400 Provo, UT


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