Category Archives: Trainings

Become a Health & Wellness Ambassador!

Are you interested in health, wellness, and helping the community? 
Have you thought about becoming a Health & Wellness Ambassador?
Join us for our next Zoom session January 20th 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm and learn more about how to get involved as an ambassador! 
What are Health & Wellness Ambassadors?
Delaware 4-H Health & Wellness Ambassadors are official representatives and promoters of holistic healthy living, including fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and substance use prevention.
Ultimate Goals of Health & Wellness Ambassadors:
Learn about and promote healthy lifestyle choices
Create media about healthy living
Community outreach & education
Asset building, education, and promotion
Create and facilitate community change
Who should join?
 Teens ages 13-18 interested in cultivating skills of health, wellness, and leading a healthy lifestyle! If you are looking for a way to gain professional or volunteer experience in health and wellness, this is for you!
What does becoming a Health and Wellness Ambassador Entail?
Through registration you will be able to attend our Delaware 4-H Health and Wellness Ambassador monthly meetings with other individuals who share a passion for health and wellness and receive information on opportunities to get involved with promoting health and wellness in the Delaware community. Each month we will focus on areas of health and wellness such as; nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, prevention, and more! We will do this through virtual wellness workshops, hearing from guest speakers and engaging in curriculum training opportunities!
Questions about joining? Contact Alyssa Whittaker
Join us for our next Zoom session by registering below.
Details/Zoom Link will be sent to you upon registration a week prior to the January meeting.

Register HERE

Call for Questions!
Do you have a question about eating disorders OR addiction? Submit your questions anonymously using the  link HERE!

Delaware 4-H Judging Contest Online Training Resources

We encourage all project leaders and 4-H members to review the information related to the many judging contests offered, well in advance of the contest date.  Click on the links below to find the materials available.   Preparation for the judging contests is extremely important; learning, researching, and studying should take place over several weeks to several months. 

If you have specific questions related to a contest or if you are unable to open the link to that contest, please reach out to the contest contact listed.  If you have general questions, or are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to your county 4-H office.  

As a reminder, in order to provide accommodations for youth participants, be sure to communicate any special needs to your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.


Clothing Judging Contest

Contact: Lindsay Hughes,


Food Judging Contest

Contest Contact: Kaitlin Klair,


Horticulture Judging Contest

Contact: Jenny Trunfio,


Photography Judging Contest

Contact: Jill Jackson,


Wildlife Judging Contest

Contact: Kristin Cook,

Below are the links to the studying resources we came up with for Wildlife Judging 2022. They are games like matching and jeopardy. Please share these with your leaders if you could be so kind. Having these available to the students is our primary goal of creating them.

Wood Judging Contest

Contact: Ernie Lopez,

Club Officer Training

You’ve been elected Club President, Vice President, Secretary or Reporter. Congratulations!
… Now, what exactly does that mean?
Come find out at the Club Officer Training on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 in the NCC Office!

This will be a valuable training for newer members and a great refresher for older members. All newly elected club officials are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more info, please email Kaitlin.

Register HERE


4-H Resume Writing & Interview Skills Workshops



Delaware 4-H will be holding a series of resume writing and interview skills workshops at 6:30 p.m. on the dates below. The in-person workshops will be held at the Kent County Extension Office. These workshops are intended for 4-H members who are in high school.

Resume Writing

Monday, October 18 (virtual) 

Interview Skills

Wednesday, October 27 (in person) 

Mock Interviews

Wednesday, November 10 (in person)


The office is located at 69 Transportation Circle Dover, DE 19901

Please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Coordinator, at or by phone at (302) 985-1213 for more information.

Register HERE

Leader’s Forum

2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


We want to invite you to join us in bringing fellow and potential leaders together for the 2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum…you won’t want to miss this special day!

We are pleased and excited to be having the event back at Polytech High School in Kent County. So many of you responded to the evaluations last year
saying that the mid-state location in Kent County worked well for you, so we decided to go ahead and make it happen again!

Due to your feedback, we have also changed the schedule which we hope will bring a richer experience to your time with us! Following the first two
workshops and before lunch, we will be offering a third, shorter session that will include topics relating to challenges many of you have shared where you
felt you needed more skills. These are our “Jackpot” sessions.

After our “Jackpot” sessions, we will be enjoying lunch and fellowship as we recognize our 2020 Salute to Excellence award winners. We plan to end our
day at 2:30 p.m. so you’ll have time to get home early and start putting all of the new ideas you learned into action!

Below are the registration form, workshop descriptions, and schedule for the day. Please be sure to select two choices for each workshop in order of your preference. Registration will be available online beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. This is the preferred method. The link is:

Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice. The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code.

Deadline to register is Monday, January 27. We look forward to seeing you at Polytech on February 1!

2020 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

Lawn Tractor Driving Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taylor and Messick
325 Walt Messick Rd
Harrington, DE

If a 4-H member has never participated in the State 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving event, it is Mandatory that they attend this state training or attend another county training that may be offered prior to the state
event. All other members who have participated in this state event before are welcomed to attend this training for additional practice and preparation.

The Delaware State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving Contest will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Quillen Arena. 4-H Members participating in the scheduled May training will meet the 4-H
requirement for the state contest.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, at 302-856-7303.

Please pre-register by contacting
Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585 ext 544 or
Deadline to pre-register is
Thursday, May 16, 2019 NOON

2019 State Leaders Forum

2019 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Making the Best Better 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Registration will be available online beginning Friday,
January 4, 2019. This is the preferred method. Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice.
The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code. Deadline to register is Monday, January 28.

Register HERE

2019 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

Leader Training

Whether you are a new 4-H volunteer or a seasoned leader at the club level, please join fellow members of the Delaware 4-H family for a day of training and education on the ins and outs of the Delaware 4-H program.  State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, Ernie López will lead a training focused on understanding the fundamentals and expectations of being a Delaware 4-H volunteer and outline the unique relationship that 4-H has as a unit of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Program.   Please contact Tammy Schirmer to register by calling 856-2585 ext. 544 or email    Deadline Noon, Wednesday, October 17.


DATE:              Saturday, October 20, 2018

TIME:               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Kent County Extension Office

Paradee Center,

69 Transportation Circle, Dover


Lunch will be provided.