Presentation on theme: "New 4-H Club Leader Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 New 4-H Club Leader Orientation JoLene BunnellUSU Extension 4-H Youth AgentUtah County
2 4-H History Began in 1902; Springfield, Ohio. 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.Expanded dramatically over past 100 years.Today teaches life skills development utilizing many different curricula.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 Focus: Risks & Risk FactorsTarget: Social Norms & CommunitiesGoal: Eliminate or Reduce ProblemsFocus: Skills & KnowledgeFocus: Developmental NeedsTarget: Individual LearnersTarget: Opportunities for YouthGoal: Competency in Knowledge or SkillGoal: 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.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.
6 Eight Essential Elements for 4-H A positive relationship with a caring adultA safe environmentAn inclusive environmentEngagement in learningOpportunity for MasteryOpportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the futureOpportunity for self-determinationOpportunity to value and practice service for others
7 8 Elements distilled to 4 Concepts BelongingPositive Relationship with a caring adultAn inclusive environmentA safe environmentMasteryEngagement in LearningOpportunity for MasteryIndependenceOpportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the futureOpportunity for self-determinationGenerosityOpportunity to value and practice service for others
8 The 4-H Youth Development Ideals 4-H Youth Development creates opportunities for youth to experience:Independence - HeadBelonging - HeartGenerosity - HandsMastery - Health
9 4-H PLEDGE I pledge: My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty,My hands to larger service, andMy health to better livingFor my club, my community,My country and my world.
10 I pledge my head to clearer thinking… (Independence) Influence people and eventsDecision-makingLeadership opportunitiesSelf-disciplineResponsibilityBetter understand themselvesBecome independent thinkers
11 I pledge my heart to greater loyalty… (Belonging) Feel cared aboutSense of “Fellowship”Feel physically and emotionally safeRelationships with a caring adultCurrent 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 purposeLearn to give backConnect to communities
13 I pledge my health to better living… (Mastery) Experience success.Explore 4-H projects and activities.Master skills for career and life choices.Safe environment for making mistakes and getting feedback.Chance to excel.Develop own interests.
14 !!!Have Fun!!! All Youth need: To know they are cared about by others -- (Belonging)To feel and believe they are capable and successful-- (Mastery)To gain leadership skills to influence people and events-- (Independence)To practice helping others through service-- (Generosity)!!!Have Fun!!!
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 Behavior or characteristic Impacts Type of ResponseNeed Met Positive/Negativeor UnmetResponse - Increases Characteristic or Behavior
20 Motto, Slogan & Emblem To Make the Best Better A green 4 leaf clover Learning By Doing
21 SIZE & SCOPE OF 4-H 6.8 million youth nationally Every county in USA 60 countriesIn Utah,135,000 members9,000 volunteersIn Utah County,Over 2,400 members451 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 Afterschool (school club work on project specific – only 4 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)
25 Special Age-Related Rules Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3rd grade to “compete” in 4-H.Must be 4-H Age 8 AND be in 3rd grade to participate in large animal projects (livestock/horses).Home school youth use “age only” to determine eligibility.Must be summer after 9th grade to attend State 4-H ContestsNOTE: 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 1st for the past year’s work.Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November.May earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold 4-H Award.Receive a year of completion pin (only if attend Achievement Night).
27 Earning 4-H Portfolio Award Submit Portfolio on October 1st each year.Recognized at 4-H Achievement Night in November.May earn numerous awards.8 category awardsSavings bondsMost outstanding
28 Earn Event Awards Contests County Fair Livestock Shows Horse Shows Certificate of ParticipationTrophy WinnersCounty FairDanish SystemPurpleBlueRedWhiteLivestock ShowsHorse Shows
29 Steps to Become a 4-H Club Leader Complete a 4-H Volunteer Application.Background screening/reference check conducted.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 Or re-enrollment forms$4 enrollment fee per youth annuallyRelease Forms: Code of Conduct, Medical, and Photo (require parent’s signatures)Submit to 4-H Office by June 15th each yearOrganize Club (select name, officers, what projects to complete, etc.)
31 4-H Curriculum Eight Curriculum Areas Citizenship & Civic EducationCommunication & Expressive ArtsConsumer & Family SciencesEnvironmental Ed. & Earth SciencesHealthy LifestylesPersonal Development & LeadershipPlants & AnimalsScience & Technology
33 4-H Core Leader Training The four training sessions that make up 4-H Core Leader Training include:The Fair, Contests & Other 4-H Events4-H Awards, Scholarships & Recognition for Members & Club LeadersLeading a Successful 4-H Club4-H Portfolios
34 Resources & Support 4-H Extension Staff Members Utah County 4-H Newsletter4-H Websites: Utah4h.orgOngoing Leader Training, LeadermeteCore Leader TrainingSuccessful Club – February 22, 1:00-2:30Fair, Contest, Events – March 10, 1:00-2:30Recognition – April 29, 9:30-11:00Utah 4-H Portfolio – April 29, 11:00-12:304-H Leader’s Council
35 Volunteer Handbook Key Policies & Risk Management Insurance (liability & accident)Club bank accountsFundraisingClub inventoryMember transportationAbove suspicion policyReporting of suspected child abuseUse of photos4-H animal care policyAlcohol and drug use policyRelease forms
36 Summary Thank You Any Questions JoLene Bunnell – 4-H Youth Development Jim Jensen – 4-H Youth DevelopmentKathy Dimick – Afterschool & MentoringLinda Stiener – Secretary100 E Center, L-400Provo, UT 84606