Presentation on theme: "Making The Best Better!. Patricia Bryant Kim Graham Molly Gregg Chuck Hill Jennifer Kerpelman Maggie Lawrence Joy Maxwell Lamar Nichols Nancy Alexander,"— Presentation transcript:
Making The Best Better!
Patricia Bryant Kim Graham Molly Gregg Chuck Hill Jennifer Kerpelman Maggie Lawrence Joy Maxwell Lamar Nichols Nancy Alexander, Extension Specialist, 4-H Volunteerism Mario Lightfoote, Extension Video & Multimedia Specialist– Extension Communications & Marketing
Alabama 4-H is an innovative, responsive leader in developing youth to be productive citizens and leaders in a complex and dynamic society.
Our vision is supported through collaborative, committed efforts of Extension professionals, youth, and volunteers.
Natural Resources & Environmental Education Family and Consumer Sciences Science, Engineering and Technology Plant and Animal Sciences Citizenship, Leadership & Communications
Volunteer Rules of Behavior Patricia Bryant Alabama 4-H Volunteer
Use alcohol Promote your religious or political preferences Steal, pilfer, or commit fraud Use tobacco outside designated areas
Make sexual advances toward youth Willfully damage property Let passengers in vehicles without seatbelts or in the backs of trucks Engage in illegal behaviors
Ages & Stages of Youth Development Dr. Jennifer Kerpelman Professor and Extension Specialist Auburn University – Human Development and Family Studies
Physical Social Emotional Intellectual
Quite active Girls mature faster than boys See adults as authority figures See punishment as direct consequence Feel loyalty to the group
May prefer to be with the same sex Need to feel accepted Prefer concrete ideas Want to explore the world Have interests in hobbies May express themselves in writing
Exhibit a wide range of sexual maturity and growth patterns Experiencing rapid changes in physical appearance
Concerned about appearance and clumsiness Interested in activities that involve opposite sex Look more to peers than parents
Seek acceptance and trust Search for adult role models Sex is depersonalized Reject ready-made solutions Question authority and values Mood swings
Justice and equity are important Think abstractly Can solve complex problems Challenge assumptions Can imagine consequences Curious about the environment
Concern about body image Smaller range in size and maturity Realistic view of limits Tend to romanticize sexuality Search for intimacy Test sexual attractiveness
Can follow through Know that adults make mistakes Reject goals set by others Focus on independence and identity Imagine impact on the future Develop theories Impatient with meaningless activities
Be Kind – But Be Firm: Your Role In Enforcing the Rules Mary Lucile Jordan County Extension Coordinator, Etowah County
Justice – punishment matches misdeeds Consequences – a result of choices Encourage future behavior A learning experience
Safety and First Aid Guidelines Joy Maxwell Regional Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development
Risk Management Nancy Alexander Extension Specialist - Volunteerism 4-H Youth Development