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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, January 13, 2017

The 4-H Tip Sheet provides timely advice for 4-H members.

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Upcoming Deadlines
4-H deadlines for staff, families and volunteers.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Thank you to everyone who volunteered or submitted a nomination to serve on the “Financing the Future” Task Force.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered or submitted a nomination to serve on the “Financing the Future” Task Force.

Upcoming Events

2017 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training Coming
The 2017 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training will be February 24-25 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City.
4-H Unmanned Aerial Systems Experience Coming
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Kansas Cosmosphere are teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming on “Unmanned Aerial Systems.” The experience begins Friday, March 31, at 4 p.m., and will end on Saturday, April 1, 4 p.m.
Discovery Days Registration
Information about Discovery Days registration.

Volunteer Development

4-H E-Forums in 2017
Mark your calendars now for three virtual 4-H volunteer trainings from across the nation – October 5, 2017; November 2, 2017 and December 7, 2017!

Awards and Recognition

Evaluators needed for KAP's and Scholarships
Evaluators needed for KAP's and Scholarships
Standard of Excellence Delegates - National 4-H Congress
Information about the 2017 Standard of Excellence Delegates for National 4-H Congress.
2017 Centennial Delegates - National 4-H Congress
Information about the 2017 National 4-H Congress Centennial Delegates


2017 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Information
The deadline to submit a 2017 Kansas 4-H Scholarship is February 1, 2017

Professional Development

Mental Health First Aid for Youth Training Opportunity
The Meadowlark Extension District is hosting a Mental Health First Aid for Youth Course at the Highland Community College Holton Center in Holton KS on Wednesday February 8, 2017
Read full announcement | From David Key | January 13, 2017

Funding Opportunities

Foster Kids Grants
Kansas 4-H Youth Development, the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Saint Francis Community Services are working together to provide funding opportunities for children and families involved with foster care.

Program Information

Age for Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports
Age of Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports
Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports Committee
Notification of SHooting sports committee members needed
Changes in 4-H Staff Responsibility
Effective January 1, 2017, state 4-H staff responsibilities have changed.

Job Opportunities

Rock Springs is Hiring for Summer 2017
"Think Outside. No Box Required." Come work for Rock Springs 4-H Center in Summer 2017! Now hiring outstanding young leaders graduating high school through college age!
2017 Discovery Days Floor Counselors Needed
Information about a short term paid opportunity for college aged youth during Discovery Days.

Other News

Retirement News
Barbara Stone, soon to retire, expresses her appreciation for KSRE Extension professionals and the dedication to the Kansas 4-H Youth Development program.
48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge
Its time to get the 2017 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge on your calendars.
2017 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council
The 2017 Kansas Youth Leadership Council and officers are announced.
#ChooseHealth in 2017
What healthy choices are youth in your community committed to in 2017? #ChooseHealth on social media sites to represent youth choices in your community.


Campference 2017
Get 4-H Campference Dates on your calendars now. This is an exciting opportunity for young people ages 12-14 (before January 1, 2017).

Reaching New Audiences

New Spanish/English 4-H Web Pages for the New Year
We are excited to announce that the 4-H Web Pages in Spanish have been revamped to be more user friendly for our English-speaking agents.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Apply Now for Hosting Inbound International Exchanges
States’ 4-H International Exchange host families from across the U.S. will have the opportunity to host inbound teens from Costa Rica, Norway, South Korea and Japan.
Country Placements Confirmed for States’ 4-H Delegates
All of Kansas’ eight applicants for States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs in 2017 have been accepted for their first country program choices.