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National Conference Opportunities

 

National Youth Summit on Healthy Living (Virtual): February 11-14, 2021

At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living, high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address issues surrounding nutrition, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. Working alongside professionals in family consumer science and healthy living, students will create action plans they can
implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned.

The National Youth Summit on Healthy Living takes place virtually February 11-14, 2021 and is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2020.

Applications due: December 15, 2020

National Youth Summit on Agri-Science (Virtual): March 5-7, 2021

At the National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Students will work with each other and experts in the agricultural community in this collaborative, hands-on educational setting.

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science will take place virtually March 5-7, 2021 and is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2020.

Applications due: January 8, 2021

National 4-H Conference (Virtual): April 10-15, 2021

National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. National 4‑H Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge,
resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide.
Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing.

Delaware 4-H’ers in good standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, are encouraged to apply.

Applications due: December 15, 2020

National 4-H Congress: November 26-30, 2021

National 4-H Congress is one of the premiere experiences for 4-H members across the country to participate in. For 96 years, members of the 4-H program have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun!

Delaware 4-H youthage 14 and older on January 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for selection to participate in National 4-H Congress.
This award trip recognizes youth for outstanding program/project accomplishments, leadership and citizenship/community service.

Applications due: May 1, 2021

Delaware 4-H Youth interested in applying for any of these National opportunities should visit the Delaware 4-H Website and follow the application procedures:

https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/personal-economic-development/4H-youth-development/leadership-opportunities/

 

Upcoming National 4-H Summits**

National Youth Summit on Agri-Science

January 9-12, 2020

The Delaware 4-H Program will support two (2) Delaware 4-H youth and one (1) volunteer leader/staff chaperone to attend the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science high school students interested in becoming Champions for Agriculture in their communities will gain knowledge and skills in agri-science related to the production of food, feed, fuel, and fiber, especially in the rapidly emerging areas of animal and plant sciences and technologies, learn about challenges facing agriculture, interact with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates, and increase awareness of career opportunities and pathways in agriculture. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.

**All Summits are open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2019.

**Delaware 4-H members must complete an application (attached) to be considered to attend the conference.

The application for the Agri-Science Summit is due to the State 4-H Office by Friday, November 1, 2019.
Mail or Fax application to:
State 4-H Office
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: 302-831-6758

2020-Agri-Science-Summit-Application


National Youth Summit on Healthy Living February 13-16, 2020

The Delaware 4-H Program will support two (2) Delaware 4-H youth and one (1) volunteer leader/staff chaperone to attend the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living, high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4-H Council and National 4-H Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living.
Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.

This application is due to the State 4-H Office by December 15, 2019.
Mail or Fax application to:

State 4-H Office

531 S. College Avenue

113 Townsend Hall Newark, DE 19716

Fax: 302-831-6758

2020-Healthy-Living-Summit-Application


National Youth Photography Summit
February 26- March 1, 2020

The Delaware 4-H Program will support two (2) Delaware 4-H youth and one (1) volunteer leader/staff chaperone to attend the National Youth Photography Summit. The National Youth Photography Summit brings high school students together to engage in a timeless artform in a setting filled with historical architecture, beautiful landscapes, and more.
The National Youth Photography Summit will take place February 26 – March 1, 2020. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served in the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center.

This application is due to Doug Crouse by December 15, 2019.
Mail or Fax application to:
Doug Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: 302-831-6758

2020-Photography-Summit-Application

National Youth STEM Summit (formerly Maker Summit)

Information and application materials for the National Youth STEM Summit taking place October 24-27, 2019 are now available on our website:  http://extension.udel.edu/4h/state-4-h-events/youth-makers-summit/

Please note that this summit was formerly called the “Maker” summit.

The application deadline to the state office is Monday, September 16th.

The Delaware 4-H Program will support two (2) Delaware 4-H youth and one (1) volunteer leader/staff chaperone to attend.  The National Youth STEM Summit caters to high school aged students who are curious and industrious and is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2019.

Delaware 4-H members must complete the attached application to be considered to attend this conference.

STEM Summit 2019 Application

National 4-H Congress Application Deadline Extended

Application deadline extended to May 15

National 4-H Congress is one of the premiere experiences for 4-H members across the country to participate in. For 94 years, members of the 4-H program have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun!

The 2019 National 4-H Congress will take place November 29- December 3, 2019

 

2019 National 4-H Congress Dates and Procedures

2019 National 4-H Congress Fillable Application

This info can also be found on the State 4H website

🐝 2019 Beekeeping Essay Competition 🐝

2019 Essay Topic: Honey Varietals, State to State

Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal.

In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.

Entries should be submitted to the State 4-H office by Friday, February 1st, 2019. 

Click below for more info:

2019 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition Info

National 4-H Conference

April 6-11, 2019

National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young
people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. National
4‑H Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge,
resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide.
Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their
communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. The delegates
choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the
groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area. Delaware 4-H’ers in good
standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, are encouraged to apply.
Applications due: December 1, 2018

Delaware 4-H Youth interested in applying for this should visit the Delaware
4-H Website and follow the application procedures: http://extension.udel.edu/4h/state-4-h-events/ 

National 4-H Council Internship Opportunities

Accepting Applications for 2019 Program Assistants
Do you know a college student who has a passion for government, history, political science, education, public speaking, or leadership? We are looking for individuals with a passion for working with young people. If this brings someone to mind, please encourage them to apply for the position of Program Assistant (PA) at the National 4-H Conference Center! Our PA’s impact the lives of thousands of students from all over the United States.Program Assistants:

  • Facilitate interactive learning with youth from all over the country in Washington, D.C.
  • Develop and refine teamwork skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Become licensed D.C. tour guides
  • Live on campus and receive a bi-weekly stipend

Wonders of Washington Educational Program Assistants

WOW PAs work with multiple age groups and learn more about the non-profit sector and youth services through professional development exercises and opportunities.

  • The spring program begins in late-February and ends in early-June. Applications are due October 15, 2019
  • The fall program begins in mid-September and ends in mid-November. Applications are due May 31, 2019

Citizenship &  Leadership Washington Focus Program Assistants

CWF/LWF PAs develop and facilitate a unique program experience for over 1,500 4-H youth from across the country in Washington, D.C.

  • The CWF/LWF PA experience begins in mid-May and ends in late-July. Applications will open in December 2018 and are due January 31, 2019
If you know a college student looking for an internship or credit towards graduation, please share this email or have them contact Zach Hall at ZHall@4HCenter.org.

 

Click here for more info and to apply

 

 

Upcoming events

2019 4-H Youth Artwork Calendar

Do you know a #4H artist? Encourage them to submit their artwork for a chance to be selected for the 2019 4-H Youth Artwork Calendar! Entries due on August 10!

Visit the link for more info: http://bit.ly/2AtDzyE

Record Book Reminder

County Record Books are a great opportunity for 4-H members to detail their activities and experiences during the past 4-H Year. Take time now to start completing your record book. The forms can be found on the county and state 4-H webpages. We strongly encourage all 4-H members to submit records books for 4-H projects. Record books will be due in the New Castle County Office on September 28th. 4-Hers that complete record books will be honored at the New Castle County 4-H Achievement Event on Nov. 4th! Please let us know if you have questions or need help!

 

Delaware Farm Bureau Livestock Rate of Gain Contest

All 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest forms are due to Susan Garey in the Kent County Extension office postmarked by August 17, 2018. Complete rules and entry forms are available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.

 

Archery Certification Class– Level 1 offered in September at the Kent County Extension Office. Registration and payment are due by Monday, August 27 to the Kent County Office. Info and registration form can be found at:

https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/10111054/ARCHERY-TRAINING-FALL-2018.pdf

4-H Science Updates

This October, 4-H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing. Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14.

  • Teachers and facilitators don’t need any prior experience with computer science or coding to bring Code Your World to their students. Each activity is simple to facilitate and requires minimal preparation.
  • Code Your World is designed to be easy to facilitate and highly flexible to deliver. The four activities can be enjoyed individually or all together, making it a perfect fit for the classroom or out of school time learning.
  • No technology required! Code Your World is adaptable to fit any level of access to technology, including no computers or internet, computers but no internet, or full computer and internet access.

Sign up to stay updated with resources and ways to get involved with National Youth Science Day and Code Your World! https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/

There is also a NEW 4-H STEM Lab Learning site that National 4-H Council sent out that is supported by Hughes-Net:

https://4-h.org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=alumninewsletter&utm_campaign=spring2018

 

Music Education Matters Event

The Music Education Matters Summit, hosted by Georgia 4-H, provides an experience for youth across
Georgia, and around the nation, to practice and grow in music education, network and learn from
industry professionals, and develop as a leader, team member, and performer.

For more info, please see the below:

Music Education Matters Event Letter

Music Education Matters Scholarship Application

Music Education Matters Registration Form

JoANN Fabrics Paper Clover Campaign

JoANN Fabrics will be running a Paper Clover Campaign during the month of February. Unlike other Paper Clover campaigns, clovers will not be displayed in-store. However, customers can purchase either a $1 or $4 Valentine’s edition clover. The $4 clover will come with a $4 off the next purchase coupon.

All funds collected go directly back to 4-H. 30% go to the National 4-H Council and 70% go to our state 4-H Program. So, please share this info with your family and friends!

In-store Service Project

On Saturday, February 3, from 11 am- 2 pm,  JoANN’s would like to partner with local clubs to hand-make Valentine’s Day cards to share with an agreed upon organization. Please contact Betsy Morris at betsym@udel.edu if your club is interested in this.

JoANN’s as club meeting location

JoANN’s would also like to provide their stores as a place for clubs to meet and/or do activities. Please contact your local store to find out more information and make arrangements.

Upcoming National 4-H Youth Summits

 

National 4-H offers a variety of youth summits.  Delaware 4-H is able to send four youth to each summit.  Info on the next 2 summits can be found below:

National Youth Agri-Science Summit

Applications for the Agri-Science Summit are due in to the State Office by November 17.

National Youth Summit on Health Living

Applications for the Healthy Living Summit are due in to the State Office by December 15.

 

 

National 4-H Conference Applications due December 1, 2017

National 4-H Conference will be held April 7-12, 2018

Download 2018 Application (deadline is December 1, 2017)

The National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members (15-19 years old) across the country.  Conference is a hands-on, working conference in which delegates participate in a variety of programs and activities.  Participants have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly-developed and refined skills.

Delaware 4-H’ers in good standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, are encouraged to apply.

 

Participation in the National 4-H Conference is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation.

National 4-H Volunteer E-Forum

On the evening of  December 7,  a 90-minute e-Forum session,   “Helping 4-H’ers Grow in Life and Work”, will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Kent County 4-H Office.  All Delaware 4-H volunteers are encouraged to register.

The e-Forum is designed for 4-H volunteers to come to a central meeting location where they will hear from presenters located across the country and participate in hands-on activities.

A variety of speakers, activities, and networking will be provided during the session. 4-H  volunteers will gain new ideas, tips, and resources that can be used and shared at the local level.

For questions regarding the E-Forum, please contact Ernie Lopez via email elopez@udel.edu or phone 302-856-2585 ext. 561.

To register please contact Tammy Schirmer via email tammys@udel.edu or phone 302-856-2585 Ext. 544.  Please provide her with Name, Club, County, email and contact number.

Add a 4-H Frame to your Facebook Profile Picture for 4-H Week!

Help us promote Delaware 4-H during National 4-H week, October 1-7 and let people know exactly how strongly “4-H Grows Here”!

Facebook On Mobile

  • Hit “Edit” on profile photo and Select “Add Frame”
  • In the Search box, enter National 4-H Week 2017 Select frame
  • On Preview page, hit “Use” in the upper right corner

Facebook On Desktop

  • Roll mouse over profile picture and select “Update Profile Picture”
  • Select “Add Frame”
  • In the Search box, enter National 4-H Week 2017, then Select frame
  • In bottom right, select duration of use hit “Use as Profile Picture”
Let’s be sure to promote and create an awareness of the Delaware 4-H Program during the upcoming week!!

Upcoming Opportunities and Training Courses

ATV Safety Course

A half-day, hands-on ATV Rider Course SM to learn the proper and safe use of all-terrain vehicles is being offered Sept. 9th, Oct. 7th, and Nov 4th at the Danner Campus in Dover, DE.

The ATV Rider Course is conducted by certified instructors from the nationally recognized ATV Safety Institute (ASI), which has been conducting these courses for more than 20 years.
Information about class location and availability can be found at www.atvsafety.org (click on “Online Enrollment”) or by calling (800) 887-2887. The ASI ATV RiderCourse is free for purchasers of most new ATVs and it is available to others for a reasonable fee.

For more info, click here.

Hunter Education Class

 

A Hunter Education class is being offered at Wilmington Trap Association on September 12, 14 (6-9 p.m.), and Sept 17 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).  This program will be conducted through our 4-H program in partnership with Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.  Youth 10 years of age and older who attend and complete the program will receive their Hunter Education certificate.  Those interested should follow the steps below to register.  4-H’ers interested in attending a program in Kent and Sussex counties should also check out the classes at the link below.

 

STEP 1:  Click this link >>> http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/HunterEd/Pages/Calendar.aspx

STEP 2:  Click the link “Hunter Ed Online Access”

 

 

STEP 3:  Click the “login” button

 

STEP 4:  Click the “Sign Me Up” link… then select “Basic Hunter Ed:  Traditional”

 

STEP 5:  Choose >>> New Castle – Wilmington Trap Association

 

National Youth Makers Summit, Nov. 2-4, 2017, Washington D.C.

Do you like to invent, build, or experiment?  Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved?  Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? Click here to find out how to join like minded youth, grades 9-12,  for an exciting couple of days in our nation’s capital!

 

 

Club Reports/Service Opportunities

Meado-Larks Club

Service Opportunity

As you know, much of coastal Texas has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Please consider raising funds or spearheading other relief efforts for your fellow 4-Hers in the affected areas. If your club needs assistance with coordinating with Texas 4-H, please contact our office at 302-831-8965 and we will assist you any way we can.