Opportunities (Chapter 5)


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Opportunities (Chapter 5)

  1. 1. Opportunities
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Importance of extracurricular activities to young people </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities available for young people in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Defining success </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing young people for adulthood and careers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Other opportunities besides showing livestock must be presented to young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular activities help young people gain leadership and life skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judging contests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skillathons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career preparation </li></ul></ul>Importance of Extracurricular Activities
  4. 4. <ul><li>Young people should know that extracurricular activities require commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults must support and encourage young people in their activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Many young people are unsure whether they have what it takes to be leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing young people to opportunities in agriculture can stimulate their interest. </li></ul><ul><li>In many extracurricular activities young people can form close-knit groups. </li></ul>Importance of Extracurricular Activities
  5. 5. <ul><li>Leadership skills gained from extracurricular activities can be used in service learning projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Service learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities </li></ul><ul><li>Service learning activities help young people engage in self reflection and self-discovery, and acquire values, skills and knowledge. </li></ul>Extracurricular Activities and Service Learning
  6. 6. <ul><li>Example: A showmanship clinic conducted by senior members for younger kids </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors plan the event and work one-on-one with younger kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors gain communication and leadership skills. </li></ul>Service Learning and Livestock Projects
  7. 7. <ul><li>Participants learn to respect the leaders of organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning respect is an example of positive character education. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect focuses on honoring the worth and dignity of others, as well as themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people learn to deal respectfully with others, even those who seem not to deserve respect. </li></ul>Respect Through Service Learning
  8. 8. <ul><li>There are many opportunities, such as 4-H and FFA events that occur year-round. </li></ul><ul><li>Some opportunities allow young people to travel across Texas and the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities can be competitive or strictly informational. </li></ul><ul><li>These events acquaint young people with agricultural careers. </li></ul>Opportunities for Young People in Agriculture
  9. 9. <ul><li>Beef </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beef Quiz Bowl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beef Educational Presentation / Method Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sheep and Meat Goat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas 4-H Goat Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Howard College Goat and Lamb Camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggieland Lamb and Goat Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goat Judging Contest and and Goat Bowl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goat Kid Giveaway Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Sheep and Goat Youth Leadership Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheep Skillathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheep and/or Goat Educational Presentation/ Method Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheep and Goat Showmanship Clinics </li></ul></ul>Opportunities for Youth
  10. 10. <ul><li>Swine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Pork Producers Association Pork Leadership Tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Junior Livestock Association Pig Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swine Skillathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swine Educational Presentation/Method Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Judging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4-H Livestock Judging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FFA Career Development Livestock Judging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mohair Judging Contest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FFA Career Development Wool Judging Contest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wool Judging Contest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For other 4-H and FFA activities see: </li></ul><ul><li>http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/index.html or http://www.texasffa.org/ </li></ul>Opportunities
  11. 11. <ul><li>Success – the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted </li></ul><ul><li>Failure – not achieving what you desire, plan or attempt </li></ul><ul><li>Success is not about winning or losing. </li></ul>Defining Success
  12. 12. <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Hard workers </li></ul><ul><li>Failure increases their </li></ul><ul><li>motivation to work harder </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Take credit for success and take responsibility for failure </li></ul>Characteristics of Successful People
  13. 13. <ul><li>Doubt themselves and are anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t work very hard </li></ul><ul><li>Give up when things don’t go well </li></ul><ul><li>Just go through the motions without much effort </li></ul><ul><li>Believe someone else controls whether they succeed or fail </li></ul>Characteristics of Unsuccessful People
  14. 14. <ul><li>Adults are responsible for helping young people explore career options. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults can help young people determine if college is right for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults can help with college applications and with loan and scholarship applications. </li></ul>Preparing Youth for Adulthood and Careers
  15. 15. <ul><li>Adults can help young people connect with those who can answer questions about college and careers. </li></ul><ul><li>County Extension agents, ag. science teachers and 4-H specialists can help. </li></ul><ul><li>If given the resources, young people can see the opportunities available in agriculture. </li></ul>Preparing Youth for Adulthood and Careers
  16. 16. <ul><li>Career selection starts about age 10. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults must help in the career selection process. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people who participate in agricultural activities will know about agricultural career options. </li></ul>Career Selection Process
  17. 17. <ul><li>Adults should guide and encourage young people as they explore different career and college paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever path a young person takes, it is the adults’ responsibility to guide and support. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults should emphasize the importance of striving for success in whatever they do. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting young people involved in extracurricular activities associated with agriculture increases the likelihood that they will pursue agricultural careers. </li></ul>Overview