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1 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development County Volunteer Training “This is 4-H” Core Competencies Unit 1 MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICE
2 History of Mississippi State University Extension Service Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
3 History of Mississippi State University Extension Service 1862 Morrill Act establishing Land-grant Universities Mississippi State University 1890 Institutes – Alcorn State University 1914 Cooperative Extension Service established
4 The Purpose for Cooperative Extension Education Research based information Formal and informal education 4-H Youth Development Adult Education
5 “Cooperative”refers to a partnership between… CES Federal StateCounty
6 “Cooperative”refers to… Funding received from multiple levels: Federal – US Dept. of Ag State – Mississippi State University Extension Service County – Government
7 Who is MSUES? Mississippi State University Extension Service Extension Service Agriculture & Natural Resources Family & Consumer Sciences Enterprise & Community Resource Development 4-H Youth Development
8 Participation Mississippi State University Extension Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.
9 History of 4-H Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
10 History of 4-H 4-H was a means for reaching adults with improved home and farm practices 1902 Boys & Girls Clubs 1914 Clubs became part of Agriculture Service 1907 1 st 4-H Club organized Holmes County 1911 4-H name and Clover
11 What is 4-H? Youth development component of the Mississippi State University Extension Service Largest youth serving agency in the world Primary purpose is education and youth development
12 4-H educates through… Individual project work Local clubs County, district, and state activity and events Short-term and Special Interest programs School Enrichment Mass Media
13 Membership 5 to 18 years old Cloverbuds – non-competitive program for 5-8 year olds Traditional membership 9 to 18 years old
14 What is a 4-H Club? Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
15 A 4-H Club is… A group of members who learn leadership and cooperation through fun and educational programs. Clubs encourage: Decision-making skills Cooperation in groups Leadership development Communication skills New ideas Knowledge and skill development Pride in group efforts Self-confidence
16 Types of 4-H Clubs Community Club Project Club Short-term Special Interest Club
17 Chartered 4-H Clubs A 4-H club which has met the established requirements. To maintain charter… Complete and submit 4-H Club Meeting Report (F-573) Actively recruit diversity in membership and meet regularly with volunteers and youth Complete end of year report Complete annual financial accounting of club funds Enroll members and volunteers annually Encourage parents and volunteers to participate in Parent-Volunteer training
18 4-H Clubs Meet regularly Are run by youth officers, supervised and instructed by a caring adult Educational Fun and enjoyable for members and families Provide recognition and peer support Well organized
19 Mississippi 4-H On TRAC “ Taking Revitalization to All Clubs” (insert county name) Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Programs
20 Parts of a 4-H meeting Business 4-H Ritual and Pledge Business Meeting Educational Program Speeches and Demonstrations Lesson Recreation and Refreshments Games, Songs Snacks or meal
21 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.
22 Activity Leader Project Leader Organizational Leader Teen Leader Committee(s) of members Local 4-H Club Structure
23 Local 4-H Club Structure Organizational Leader – primary leadership for 4-H club. They coordinate, guide, and provide leadership. Possess good communication skills. Activity Leader – primary leadership for planning and coordinating an activity through a committee of youth and adults. (Talent Contest, Picnic, Service Project, etc.)
24 Local 4-H Club Structure Project Leader – primary leadership educating and training members in a specific subject matter. Teen Leader – assist local leadership, as skills are acquired they may serve as activity, project and organizational leaders.
25 Local 4-H Club Structure Membership and families – actively participate in club meetings, committees and activities. Share time, talents, and skills with the club.
26 Structure of County 4-H Program Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
28 County Volunteer Association County Expansion/ Review MS 4-H Foundation Youth Council Committee(s) of adult and youth volunteers County 4-H Program Structure
29 County Volunteer Association County 4-H Program Structure Committee(s) Activities Events Parent-Volunteer Training Club Representation Youth-Adult Partnership with Youth Council
30 County Expansion/ Review County 4-H Program Structure Diverse group of perspectives Representative of county geographically and ethnically Assists in identifying needs and trends
31 MS 4-H Foundation County 4-H Program Structure Primary purpose is strong financial backing Board of Directors who assist the 4-H program through the development of funds Cooperation with State 4-H Program
32 Youth Council County 4-H Program Structure Works in cooperation with County Volunteer Association Representative of all clubs and ages Youth active participants on county planning committees
33 Committee(s) of adult and youth volunteers County 4-H Program Structure Committee(s) empowered to plan, conduct, and evaluate county programs, activities, and events. Establish and maintain a strong Youth-Adult Partnership.
34 4-H Project Work Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
35 4-H Project Work Gateway to the member “Learn by doing” Tool for developing capable adults Teaches desirable habits and attitudes Learn to help one’s self, which leads to helping others
36 Purpose for 4-H Projects “ A blue ribbon 4-H'er with a red ribbon pig is more desirable than a red ribbon 4-H'er with a blue ribbon pig..” Life Skills Development Decision Making Goal Setting Planning, implementing and evaluating Teamwork and Cooperation Communicating Accepting Responsibility Record Keeping
37 Goals and Objectives of 4-H Projects Develop Skills Learn by Doing Gain Knowledge Accept Responsibility Create Ownership Explore Careers Provide a Sense of Achievement and Accomplishment Create Family and Community Ties
38 Selecting a 4-H Project Interests, needs, and capabilities of the member Opportunity for sufficient challenge and growth Family situation Availability of adequate financing Availability of equipment and space Availability of leadership
39 4-H Projects, an opportunity for… 1. 1.Developing Subject Matter Skills 2. 2.Life Skills 3. 3.Participation 4. 4.Developing communication skills 5. 5.Keeping records 6. 6.Sharing ideas 7. 7.Productive leisure time 8. 8.Recognition
40 Sample of 4-H Projects Health and Fitness Electric Energy Foods & Nutrition Expressive Arts Animal Science Entomology Field and Stream
41 Parent’s Role in 4-H Project Work Aide in selecting, financing and managing. Guide and support work without doing it for them. Encourage follow-through and completion. Give praise and encouragement. Assist in gathering tools and supplies. Encourage record keeping. Provide support and transportation. Assist organizational, project, and activity leaders. Become a project or activity leader. Serve on committees to plan and implement club activities or project meetings. Become a certified 4-H volunteer.
42 Role of the 4-H Member, Family, Volunteer, and Extension Agent Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Unit 1: This is 4-H
44 4-H Roles 4-H Member Take responsibility for setting goals, working toward the goals, keeping records, and being a role model.
45 4-H Roles Family Encourage participation in 4-H programs at the local and county level and to assist in the development of the 4-H member. Support local and county 4-H program through time, talent, and financial support. Work cooperatively with other families and 4-H volunteers. Participate in County Volunteer Training to enhance personal knowledge of 4-H.
46 4-H Roles Certified Volunteer Have participated in a selection process and orientation session. Annually participate in County Volunteer Training and be enrolled as a 4-H Volunteer.
47 4-H Roles Volunteer Provide leadership to the local and county 4-H program. Leadership will include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities. Work cooperatively with 4-H families, volunteers and Extension Agents. Participate in County Volunteer Training to enhance personal knowledge of 4-H and to assist in the development of 4-H members.
48 4-H Roles Extension Agent Provide leadership and direction to local and county 4-H program. Program Associate – Support Agents in getting the job done. Provide County Volunteer Training at the county, district and state levels. Training shall provide the tools and knowledge that parents and volunteers need to successfully implement, maintain, and develop 4-H clubs and members. Provide the support and training for the implementation of a volunteer lead program at the local and county level. Work cooperatively with volunteers, families and 4-H members.