The End User Does NOT Change – The unit’s point is that with budget changes and realignment, our 12 district specialists and our specialists at the state office are here to help CEAs implement the 4-H program to the best of their ability. AND – we all know that our youth in our program do not change. They are still expecting the same kind of quality products and programs.Local Project Training – This is another emphasis for the 4-H program. We want to make sure that CEAs are offering quality project trainings at the COUNTY level (especially in traditional programs like foods, nutrition, clothing, textiles, and livestock)Focus on Strengths – This is just a reminder to keep doing what we do. Focus on strengths of our program – hands on learning at its best. Connect Projects to Careers – This is a unit priority. We are building more career development around projects. One of our emphasis in 2011 will be career based camps and expos (wildlife, health, career ag tour)Supporting the 4-H Center – PLEASE continue to support our 4-H Center (both internally and to external audience). They too can use the center for events and activities.
Specialists content area partnering with non-youth specialists – this means that our folks (4-H Specialists) with subject matter specialists outside.WHEP – is wildlife habitat evaluation program.
This is a request. It is not mandatory. Obviously, this decision needs to be made through the involvement of DEAs, RPDs, and 4-H Specialists.
Option A contains five different 4-H management and oversight output plans. It is categorized based onproject content type (including leadership, livestock, consumer & family sciences, and healthy living). More specifics arenoted below:4-H Program Administration MP A (Goal 11) - Plan #188274 - This plan includes the overall management of acounty 4-H Program. It contains 60 tasks that include 4-H enrollment, event management, club managementtrainings, monthly club meetings, youth boards, record books, and 4-H marketing.4-H Youth and Adult Leadership MP A (Goal 6) - Plan #188382 - This plan includes 18 tasks associated withleadership topics in the 4-H Program. These tasks include: 4-H Council, 4-H adult leader meetings, leadershiplab, and club officer trainings.Youth Consumer and Family Sciences MP A (Goal 3) - Plan #188299 - This plan includes 20 tasks that outlineconsumer and family sciences programs and project support. These include consumer decision making, fashionshow, project trainings, and competitive event management on this topic.Youth Healthy Lifestyles MP A (Goal 5) - Plan #188298 – This plan includes 20 tasks that outline healthy lifestyles4-H programs and project support. These include nutrition quiz bowl, food challenge, county food showworkshop, and task force / committee meetings.Youth Animals (Livestock) MP A (Goal 7) – Plan #188310 – This plan includes 33 tasks that deal with thelivestock projects. Tasks deal with livestock shows, project trainings, volunteer trainings, and validation.
Option B groups 4-H program management and implementation into three categories. These includeadministration, support of 4-H leadership concepts, and project & curriculum support. More specifics are noted below:4-H Program Administration MP B (Goal 11) - Plan #10733 – This plan includes the overall management of acounty 4-H Program. It contains 55 tasks that include 4-H enrollment, event management, club managementtrainings, record books, monthly club meetings, 4-H marketing, and livestock validation.4-H Youth and Adult Leadership MP B (Goal 6) - Plan #10799 – This plan includes 20 tasks associated withleadership topics in the 4-H Program. These tasks include: 4-H Council, 4-H adult leader meetings, leadershiplab, and club officer trainings.4-H Curriculum and Projects MP B (Goal 11) - Plan #10734 – This plan includes tasks associated with projectsand curriculum from a more broad scale. Tasks include: participation in livestock shows, Roundup activities(county, district, state), and school curriculum, and specific project support.Option C. This is an output management plan that is inclusive of almost all 4-H events and activities that would takeplace in a county.4-H Program Administration MP C (Goal 11) - Plan #187595 - Adopting this plan will allow you to see over 120tasks that you would need to report to in an effort to effectively manage the county 4-H program. You would notneed to adopt any other model plans related to 4-H management.
Program Development for Texas 4-H and Youth Development 2011 For more information, visit: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/agents/agent_program_planning/index_agents_programming.php
BIG - Picture Items to Consider The End User Does NOT Change Local Project Trainings Focus on Strengths Connect Projects to Careers Supporting the 4-H Center
4-H and Youth Development Program Guide and Priorities - 2011 Emphasis Areas – p. 3 2011 Decision Tree – p. 4 2011 Program Standards – p. 5 Description of Mgmt Plans – p. 7 &8 2011 Program Priorities – p. 9-16 4-H Youth Development Specialist Input Worksheet – p. 17 Assigning RPD’s to Plans – p. 19 4-H Major Events (Calendar) – p. 20
Emphasis Areas Specialists content area partnering with non-youth specialists p. 3
Emphasis Areas ContinuedSpecialists content area partnering with non-youth specialists p. 3 Why is this important? We want everyone to know who you can contact regarding the content of a program plan you are developing. Even if it is not a program plan, these individuals are your contacts when developing activities regarding these topics.
2011 Decision Tree p. 4 p. 19 The district 4HYD Specialist should be assigned to ALL 4-H Outcome and Output Plans as reviewers.
Two Outcome Programs p. 5 The 4HYD is requesting two outcome programs per county. Why? We need to concentrate on measuring the most impactful things we do.
4-H Management Plans p. 5 & 7 The purpose of these mgmt (output) plans is to ensure CEAs have the tools and resources to accurately plan, implement, and report county 4HYD programs, activities, events, and projects. Which plans to adopt is up to each county. Counties should evaluate how they are staffed and who provides leadership to various areas when deciding.
Option A p. 7 Option A contains five different 4-H management and oversight output plans. It is categorized based on project content type. 4-H Program Administration MP A (Goal 11) - Plan #188274 - This plan includes the overall management of a county 4-H Program - 60 tasks 4-H Youth and Adult Leadership MP A (Goal 6) - Plan #188382 - 18 tasks Youth Consumer and Family Sciences MP A (Goal 3) - Plan #188299 - 20 tasks Youth Healthy Lifestyles MP A (Goal 5) - Plan #188298 – This plan includes - 20 tasks Youth Animals (Livestock) MP A (Goal 7) – Plan #188310 –33
Options B and C p. 8 Option B groups 4-H program management and implementation into three categories. 4-H Program Administration MP B (Goal 11) - Plan #10733 – 55 tasks. 4-H Youth and Adult Leadership MP B (Goal 6) - Plan #10799 – 20 tasks 4-H Curriculum and Projects MP B (Goal 11) - Plan #10734 – This plan includes tasks associated with projects and curriculum from a more broad scale. Option C. This is an output management plan that is inclusive of almost all 4-H events and activities that would take place in a county. 4-H Program Administration MP C (Goal 11) - Plan #187595 - Adopting this plan will allow you to see over 120 tasks that you would need to report to in an effort to effectively manage the county 4-H program.
2011 Program Priorities p. 9-16 One Day 4-H 2010 County Government Initiative Global and Cultural Education Leaders 4 Life Take a Stand Winning with Nutrition Quality Counts Food Challenge These are not the only things we are doing. These are simply programs the unit is promoting to CEAs for implementation.
p. 9 One day can make a difference.One day 4-H is going to change Texas
Texas 4-H will once again host one day 4-H on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010 (last day of the 2010 National 4-H Week).
Information is now available on-line to assist counties, clubs, and groups to plan, organize, and implement their service projects.
Information includes graphics, newspaper ads, planning guides, suggestions for service projects, and links to registration and reporting sites.
Groups need to register their service projects on-line between September 1st and September 30th.
p. 10 Keys to the Courthouse (County Government Initiative) All counties should have a copy of the curriculum. Booklet includes lessons and activities DVD with all information A map of Texas counties
The aim of the program is to teach youth about their county form of government and how it functions, as well as to involve them as a part of that function.
It provides a unique opportunity for youth to develop a positive attitude toward the responsibilities and structure of county government.
Each lesson includes the TEKS for the teacher to use in their lesson planning.
Global and Cultural Education p. 11 Goals: have a desire to learn about and a willingness to respect people from other cultures. understand that everyone has a culture which affects the way we view ourselves and the world. understand cultures, languages, and traditions other than our own. understand that our world is full of different viewpoints and ways of doing things.
Projects / Opportunities:
International Exchange – Host Japan / Greece (2010 and 2011); Travel – Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan)
Domestic Exchange – TX counties coordinate and conduct exchange trips with other states
Other Opportunities – World Food Prize Youth Institute Essay, Cultural Expo (2011 Roundup), Cultural Challenge (competition testing knowledge on customs, languages, etc.
Leaders 4 Life p. 12 Pilot in 2010 (Congrats to Leon County) The goals of the Leaders 4 Life Program are to: increase the leadership skills of youth to equip them for future leadership opportunities in adulthood by: providing counties with a toolbox of resources to effectively train youth in leadership, parliamentary procedure and service learning develop a state leadership contest for County teams to demonstrate their skills recruit adult volunteers to serve as Leaders 4 Life Project Leaders and equip them to be effective teachers in leadership, parliamentary procedure and service learning
p. 13 Started (piloted in 2008 and went statewide in 2010. Bullying is a serious issue that is affecting all youth today. The goal of theTake A Stand programis to educate youth on how they can avoid or stop bullying fromhappening and equip them with life skills to help them deal with conflict.
Each county will be receiving a copy of a book written by Brooks Gibbs entitled, “Love is Greater Than Hate.”
A Centra training will be taught by Brooks Gibbs. A limited amount of spaces will be available and agents will sign up.
All counties who have an outcome plan for 2011 for Take A Stand will be included in a drawing which will be held in January 2011. The winning county will receive a day with Brooks Gibbs to conduct school assemblies with schools in your county! This is a value of over $2500!!!
The Take A Stand website provides teacher in-service training kits including PPTs, scripts, sample training agendas, evaluation forms, and much more.
Winning with Nutrition p. 14 Piloted in 2009, the goal of the program is to provide youth in the 7th thru 9th grades an opportunity to learn about proper nutrition, dietary needs, supplements, hydration and healthy methods to increase physical performance. Topics in the Curriculum Include:
The importance of hydration and risks and warning signs of dehydration
The importance of wise meal choices and proper nutrient intake for athletic performance
Identification of fad diets and the associated dangers
p. 15 A renewed emphasis for 2011 Program Objectives: Enhance character education for Texas youth participating in 4-H and FFA livestock project work Ensure all 4-H and FFA livestock projects meet all food quality standards Promote a positive image, both internally and externally, of youth livestock programs Purpose of 4-H and FFA Purpose of Livestock Projects Medications Six Pillars of Character Teamwork Reading Feed Tags Injection Site Blemishes The Food Supply Continuum Impact of Livestock Projects Goal Setting Animal Care
Food Challenge p. 16 The 4-H Food Challenge is a ‘highly charged’ foods experience modeled after Iron Chef. It allows teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined amount of ingredients. From these ingredients, 4-H members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the serving size, nutritional value, and cost of the dish. Resources Cooking Food Safely is a Matter of Degrees State level Participant Rules Supply Box Materials Rules of Play Altering Recipes for Good Health MyPyramid Nutrient Needs at a Glance FightBac Food Challenge Team Worksheet
The 4HYD District Based Specialists’ Role Support, coach, and provide input, suggestions, corrections, and edits to 4HYD Program Plans. Input (feedback) will be sent to you in an email with a cc to the RPDs, DEAs, and CEDs (as appropriate). You will need to submit your plans for review at least one week before your PPC so reviewers (and approvers) have ample time to review (preferably two weeks).
Other Items (Not in the Guide) 4-H Blitz 4-H Roundup Curriculum Enrichment Summit
4-H Blitz Our commitment to professional development for County Extension Agents (regarding 4HYD) It is evolving Short, quick videos to watch and listen to and then other resources are on the site for more information. Topics include: Emphasis Areas, 4-H Connect, 4-H SET, Chartering, FCS 101 Resources, Healthy Lifestyles Overview, Leaders 4 Life, Livestock 101 Resources, One Day 4-H, Recordbooks, Youth Protection Standards (YPS), Roundup, and Scholarships. http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/agents/index_videos.php
Kyle J. Merten Extension Associate Office- 979-845-6533 KJMerten@ag.tamu.edu
Curriculum Enrichment Outreach to new audiences is an important aspect of the 4-H Program. All of our materials expose youth to the fact that they can learn more about specific subjects through getting more involved in the 4-H program. There are a variety of enrichment curriculums available to agents. These resources are showcased in the Texas 4-H Enrichment Curriculum Catalog. Counties may choose to select only a few enrichment curriculums to market. Simply use the information from the catalog and create your own marketing brochure. In addition to promoting the enrichment curriculums, the county should offer training for instructors who will implement the program. Many of the enrichment curriculums have an evaluation component already in place. This aspect should be an incentive for agents to use these programs as outcome plans in their county. Many programs have a model plan in the TExAS system, too. Simply adopt the model plan and adapt it to fit your schedule. texas4-h.tamu.edu/library/files/publications_enrichment_curriculum_guide.pdf
4-H SummitNovember 2-4, 2010 This is a virtual opportunity You can sign in for any topic you wish. We will cover all of these programs outlined here, plus: 4-H volunteer development, how to conduct a project leader training, teens & technology, housing project, golf challenge, Discover Science Method and more. These will be led and taught be County Extension Agents and Specialists
Are we giving our very best? Remember, the end user does not change. Every project may not be for everybody, but it is for somebody. Remember the motto, "To make the best better"