Getting to Know YouGetting to Know your 4-H Program
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Our Commonalities Our 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. Our 4-H Motto: “To Make the Best Better”
Our Commonalities Four Basic Needs of Youth Belonging Mastery Independence Generosity
Our Commonalities Focused on Empowering Youth Dependent on Volunteer Leaders Engaging groups of youth and adults to guide the program through County 4-H Committees and County Youth Councils
The Iowa 4-H Focus Growing the 4-H Community Club Program Strengthening our Volunteer Supports Systems Engaging new models of Clubs Robotics and FIRST Lego League Clubs Environmental Clubs 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs Cooking Clubs Nutrition and Activity Clubs Afterschool Activity Clubs
The Iowa 4-H Overview Moving our Community service more toward Service Learning Youth Directed and Identified Community Need More Long Term One required 4-H Volunteer Training and most counties hold at least two county training meetings per year Using 4-H Online as a Web-based enrollment system where families enroll themselves in 4-H and in 4-H Project learning
The Iowa 4-H Overview Family Enrollment Screen Member Project Enrollment Iowa 4-H Online Enrollment
The Iowa 4-H Overview Recognition for Statewide Project Awards, National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, State 4-H Council and State 4-H Technology Team is a 3-5 page written application and Interviews on Campus at Iowa State University in Ames County Recognition carried out in various ways using 4-H Record Keeping systems and County Awards program or club recognition program
The Iowa 4-H Overview Staffing Most counties have county based 4-H County Youth Coordinator part-time and full-time staff Most counties have a County Extension Program Coordinator which is now a county paid County Extension Director who works with communities to do programming and bring Specialist directed programming to the county 20 Extension Regions have at least one 4-H Program Specialist who works with the counties to plan and conduct the 4-H program, Region 18 has two specialists because they have 9 counties, 6 Urban Centers, Council Bluffs in Region 17, have 1 specialist for 4-H programming and partnerships
The Iowa 4-H Overview State 4-H Youth Conference held on Iowa State University Campus for three days each summer with around 1000 youth in attendance Counties send projects to the Iowa State Fair for 2 weeks in the middle of August…Youth in Communications, Educational, Working Exhibit and Share the Fun also participate in the 4-H Building Special State Fair Competitions: Stitch This, Cook This, 4-H Film Festival and Robotics competition
The Iowa 4-H Overview Curriculum System of We no longer support the 4-H Learning materials because of high cost and low use. We came up with two resources: Project Hot Sheets
The Iowa 4-H Overview Project Hot Sheets We came up with two resources: Exhibit Tip Sheets
The Iowa 4-H Overview to be used by Youth Our State 4-H Website is geared and Adult Volunteers
The Iowa 4-H Overview Iowa 4-H is under the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Families Extension We don’t have a lot of multi-discipline programming anymore as we don’t meet as an Extension Staff over a geographical area anymore. A couple times a year we meet between Regions 12, 17 & 18 to hear a marketing message or something that we all need to know in representing the University as Extension.
What are staff and faculty members called in Missouri 4-H?• 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant-High-school graduate (or GED equivalent).• 4-H Youth Development Program Associate-60 semester hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six hours in one or more of the domains of the 4-H Professional Research and Knowledge (PRK) taxonomy for youth development.• 4-H Youth Development Educator- Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 24 hours of upper-level coursework in one or more of the domains of the 4-H Professional Research and Knowledge (PRK) taxonomy for youth developments. Teaching responsibilities.• 4-H Youth Development Specialist- Master’s degree required. Most are responsible for multiple counties. Goal is for no specialist to have more than 3 counties.• County Program Director(CPD)-Responsible for leadership of the county extension programs of University of Missouri Extension. Many youth specialists are also CPD’s.
So who do we report to?• Regional Director-Karma Metzgar (Currently 8 RD’s and regions)• 4-H Program Director- Dr. Ina Linville• Associate Vice Provost of Programs-Beverly Coberly• Vice Provost and Director of Extension- Dr. Michael Ouart
Who or what is the Missouri 4-H Foundation?Executive Director- Cheryl ReamsDirector of Development- Kristen HeitkampBoard of trusteesThe Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees is a group of business andcommunity leaders from across the state. These dedicated trustees lead theeffort to give focus and vision to the Foundation, support projects, and representthe Missouri 4-H Foundation in their communities. Through their dedication, theyensure that Missouri 4-H continues to meet the evolving needs of Missouri youth.What does the Missouri 4-H Foundation do?• Supports 79 Events or Projects for MO 4-H youth• 4-H Afterschool SET to Youth in Governance• 2012 Budget $868,827.00 (does not include salaries)• Funding Partners• Clover Classic Golf Tournament in June• Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame-Culminating award for volunteers• Frank Graham and Naomi Crouch Volunteer Awards
Common Concerns for the 4-H Program 4-H still viewed as a farm youth program Volunteers are harder to find Family time for 4-H is juggled with many other commitments New families need orientation to participate and support youth in 4-H work Youth populations in rural counties going down Youth commitment to any program is becoming more short term
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