Adults think higher or youth than youth think of themselves.
Issues from Leadership Advisory Boards. If we don’t have youth voice at the table, I don’t think our youth would identify these as the top issues (i.e. Ag Literacy). Bullying would probably be at the top of the list.
It’s a balance! We want these groups to focus on: Youth voice Youth issues Programming needs Etc.
Work with DEA and RPD to do what’s best for your county!
3. youth boards
YOUTH BOARD & YOUTH BOARD &4-H & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD4-H & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Youth Board Data Items Mean Value1,2 Youth perceptions of how they were 7.82 treated by adults on the Youth Board Adult perceptions toward youth 7.79 involved on the Youth Board Adult perceptions toward their own 7.82 involvement with other adults on the Youth Board Youth perceptions of effective 7.88 interactions with other youth as a part of the Youth Board1 Scale was defined as scale were 1 to 2 (very poor); 3 to 4 (poor); 5to 6 (fair); 7 to 8 (good); 9 to 10 (excellent). Bading, C. 2011 Bading, C. 20112 127 respondents
Youth Adult Relationship Youth Adult Relationship Youth Adult Relationship Youth Adults Youth are comfortable working 8.63 8.69 with adults Adults seem comfortable 8.76 8.83 working with youth Youth and adults indicate 8.23 8.31 mutual learning from one another Adults are very considerate of 8.28 8.63 youth opinions Youth are very considerate of 8.12 8.08 adult opinions1 Scale was defined as scale were 1 to 2 (very poor); 3 to 4 (poor); 5 to 6(fair); 7 to 8 (good); 9 to 10 (excellent). Bading, C. 2011 Bading, C. 20112 127 respondents
Youth Board vs 4-H and Youth Development Advisory Board 4-H & Youth Dev. Youth Board Advisory Board The County Youth Board serves This group is to review, assess a strategic function by helping and advise the county the CEA determine what Extension agents in the overall programs should be county 4-H and youth program implemented from year to direction. This group would year, reviewing the educational annually review the 4-H impacts of programs, enrollment to determine the determining how to reach new direction the program needs to youth audiences, and helping take annually. decide whether task forces or coalitions are needed to address priority issues.Co.’s that have a current structure that is meeting the programmingCo.’s that have a current structure that is meeting the programmingplanning committee structure can keep their structure in place.planning committee structure can keep their structure in place.
4-H & Youth Dev. Youth Board Advisory Board • At least 2 youth members • Youth members should should be from the 4-H and represent the different schools Youth Development Program– including home school, come one representing a club unit from different parts of the (project, community, school, counties, and different military, etc.) and one Commissioner precincts. representing other 4-H groups Examples of ways to select (special interest group, school youth include: enrichment, after-school 1.youth could be selected by program, etc.). CEAs; • Other youth members could 2.established as a new officer come from organizations such position for each club in the as FFA, boys’ and girls’ clubs, county; or scouts or student councils. They 3.selected from the County 4-H should represent public and Council by Council members. private schools and home school programs issues.The ages of youth members should range from 12 to 18, at theThe ages of youth members should range from 12 to 18, at thediscretion of the County Extension Agent.discretion of the County Extension Agent.
4-H & Youth Dev. Youth Board Advisory Board • Adult members might be Examples of ways to select youth ministers, public or adults include, county private school teachers, Extension agents selecting school board members, committee members from legislative aides, county the community to meet the commissioners, city parks needs of the committee or and recreation managers, selecting from the County business people, or staff Volunteer Leaders members of youth and Association by members. family service agencies. At least one adult on the board should be an educator.All membership is at the discretion of the county Extension agents in All membership is at the discretion of the county Extension agents inthat county. that county.
4-H & Youth Dev. Youth Board Advisory Board• Responsible for • Oversight for the whole identifying youth issues 4-H and Youth and planning one major Development program annually to programming including meet the needs of the output and outcome youth in that county. programs.
4-H & Youth Dev. Youth Board Advisory Board• The board should sponsor • Annually review the or play a significant role in county youth at least one major program enrollment, program each year. This may be an evaluations, needs ongoing program or a assessments, and the different program each Issue Identification year. The key is for the Action Plan related to board members to work the area for which the together and take board has advisory ownership of the program responsibility. to ensure its success. • Identify and prioritize• The county Extension agent output and outcome facilitates the work of the programming needs, Board and carries it through the program development goals and opportunities process. for the coming year.
• Need for Ag Literacy / Awareness• Decreasing Involvement in 4-H• Drug and Alcohol Abuse•Career Exploration• Youth Leadership• Bullying
4-H & Youth Development 4-H & Youth Development Advisory Board Advisory Board• Membership – 8-15 people (3 youth / 1 adult ratio)• Serve 2 year terms• Meet 2 times a year face to face – additional meetings using technology• Annually review the county youth enrollment, program evaluations, needs assessments and Identify and prioritize output and outcome programming needs, goals and opportunities for the coming year.• Validate youth issues every 4 years issue identification process.