The 4H Tip Sheet
IN THIS ISSUE...
STRENGTHENING 4-H CLUBS TRAINING
Back by popular demand, we’re hosting Strengthening Clubs
I and Strengthening Clubs 1– Chapter 2 sessions this fall.
Clubs 1 on Tuesday, December 10 at the Sedgwick County Extension Office
The purpose of this training is to strengthen Extension
staff’s capacity to work with volunteer adults and youth to develop and support
strong, effective 4-H Clubs. New staff and those who have never attended Strengthening Clubs
training are urged to attend. Past evaluations have shown the training to
be very valuable and useful.
Clubs 1, Chapter 2 on Wednesday, December 11 at the Sedgwick County Extension
The purpose of this training is to strengthen your
capacity to work with volunteer adults and youth to develop and support strong,
effective 4-H Clubs. You will take home new resources and ideas to share with
4-H Club Leaders. If you attended Strengthening Club I training, this is
chapter 2 and if you haven’t attended it, you are welcome too. We will again
spend time on traits of a strong club and on how to build them. Topics include:
Essential Elements; Youth and Adult Partnerships, Getting input from members;
Keeping Youth in 4-H-Retention of members; and Club Management including
finances, elections and club leader succession plans.
Both trainings will start at 9:45 a.m. and conclude at
3:15 p.m. Area 4-H Youth Development Specialists Beth Hinshaw and Diane Mack
will facilitate the trainings. Cost is
$25 which includes materials and lunch. Make checks payable to the Kansas 4-H
Foundation. Please mail checks to the State 4-H Office, Attn: Mary
Please register online by December 1, 2013. Click
this link to register for one or both of these trainings
ENGAGING TEENS AND OLDER YOUTH VOLUNTEER E-FORUM SESSION
Volunteer e-Forum Session Two, Engaging Teens and Older Youth, December 3, 7:00 pm.
Research has clearly shown that quality youth programs, those proven most effective and rated highly by young people themselves, are masterful at engaging youth at the highest level in planning, making choices, and reflecting on their learning. Attention to making youth programs fun, interesting, welcoming and encouraging to young people in our 4-H Youth Development programs is important but not enough. This session, co-developed and delivered by youth, will provide insight, tools and resources volunteers can use to more effectively engage and meet the needs of teen members, a common challenge in youth programs.
Registration link: http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=eForum2
Information link: http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=459
For the e-Forum information video go to: http://youtu.be/v3Zq97ziQw0