Category Archives: Youth Leaders

STATE FAIR 4-H FLOAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

View which nights are available to ride here: http://www.udel.edu/009598

 

All 4-H clubs, members, leaders, links, and junior leaders are urged to volunteer to ride the 4-H Float representing Sussex & New Castle Counties during the Delaware State Fair. The State Fair Parade begins each night at 7:00 pm. Your club can be represented or may ride individually. Let us know which night your club can ride the float! Line up for the parade will begin at 6:45 pm. Please meet at the 4-H Building.

Call or email Kaleb Scott with the following information: 302-856-7303 | kjscott@udel.edu

Club Name:

Contact Person:

Email:

Phone:

Which night will your club ride the float?

If unavailable, what is your second choice?

State Teen Council Applications Due June 30

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office

The candidates selected for the 2022-2023 cycle will serve in office from August 2022 through July 2023.

Interview Session

The purpose of the interview is to make sure the candidate is making an informed decision regarding candidacy and the office sought. This session is mandatory for all candidates and may also be done over teleconference, if necessary. Interviews will be held in early July 2022.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2022.

STC 2022-23 Application

State Teen Council

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office

The candidates selected for the 2022-2023 cycle will serve in office from August 2022 through July 2023.

Interview Session

The purpose of the interview is to make sure the candidate is making an informed decision regarding candidacy and the office sought. This session is mandatory for all candidates and may also be done over teleconference, if necessary. Interviews will be held in early July 2022.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2022.

STC 2022-23 Application

Healthy Habits Opportunities

Calling all Healthy Habits program participants for our first

Get Experience in Mindfulness Family Day

@ Lums Pond State Park!

Saturday May 14th 10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for mindfulness activities for the family including; all levels family friendly yoga, a self-guided mindful walk through the state park, immersive activities and crafts and a chance to win a 2022 Annual State Park Pass good through November 2022!

Register HERE


Mental Health Awareness Month Family Wellness Challenge!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We know mental health is strongly linked with overall health. For the month of May consider joining our May Family Wellness Challenge to boost your family’s overall health

Register HERE


For 4-H Teens

Teens as Teachers: Get Experience in Mindfulness Training goes Hybrid!

Are you a teen between 13-18 with an interest in mindfulness, health, and wellness?

Register HERE to become trained in our GEM-Get Experience in Mindfulness curriculum

Summer Nutrition Teens As Teachers Training!

Saturday June 11th 11:00am-3:00pm at NCC Cooperative Extension, 461 Wyoming Rd Newark, DE 19716

Register HERE

Legislative Day 2022

Delaware 4‐H Legislative Day promotes Delaware 4‐H. It is an educational opportunity to learn about Delaware’s government and an opportunity to express appreciation to our legislators for their continued support of 4‐H.

4-H’ers can participate in Legislative Day for more than one year as we offer different programs for different year’s participants. We encourage your participation this year!

Legislative Hall – Dover, DE
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This event has a cost of $10 per participant
Checks and cash only. Sorry, no refunds can be processed.

Checks payable to the ‘University of Delaware’ should be sent or delivered to:

Carvel Research and Education Center
c/o Kaleb Scott – 4-H Legislative Day
16483 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947

Applications due by Friday, April 22

Register HERE

How Does Volunteering Benefit Youth?

April is Volunteer Month! We encourage all 4-H families to find a service project and help their community! According to National 4‑H Council, civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. 4-H members take part in a variety of civic activities through participation in club, county, state and national events. Members learn how easy it can be to help others while having fun and gaining important life skills.

Here are ways volunteering can benefit youth:

· Make a Difference – Volunteering can help young people make a positive impact on their community and other people.

· Learn New Skills – Volunteering can help people learn skills and get hands-on experiences that could help them in the future.

· Gain Self-Confidence – By volunteering, youth can feel confident that their efforts of helping and communicating with others are making a positive impact.

· Meet New People – Volunteering can help youth be exposed to a diverse group of people of all ages. These new relationships can lead to new friendships and mentors.

· Achieve Goals – Youth can challenge themselves to meet personal goals and might even uncover hidden talents

· Have Fun – Youth will find that many types of volunteer activities can be very enjoyable

No matter where and when youth volunteer, they will learn new skills and enjoy their time helping a variety of people. For community service ideas and opportunities for your 4-H member, please visit the Volunteering page on the Delaware 4-H website.

Ag Day 2022: Commitment to Conservation

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life. 4-H has a long-standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to be part of the Extension tent again this year. One of our goals this year is to help visitors better understand all the types of topics people can learn about by engaging with Extension. The theme for this year’s AG Day is “Commitment to Conservation”. We are asking that all exhibitors embrace this theme as they determine what they will be showcasing this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 45th Ag Day, on April 30th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:

 

1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 25, 2022. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.

 

2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. We would like as many clubs to participate as possible. We are suggesting you share a project area that is of interest to your club that showcases the “Commitment to Conservation” theme. We would like to have a variety of activities and projects highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this. Let us know if you need help with an idea or supplies.

 

3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs. Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.

 

4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.

 

Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 25, 2022. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Kaitlin at 383-9100 or kklair@udel.edu. Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 30, 2022

AG Day 2022 Registration

Printable 2022 Ag Day Registration-4-H

State Teen Conference- Registration Due March 4!

 2022 Delaware 4-H State Teen Conference 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Delaware State Fairgrounds | Ag Commodities Building | Harrington, DE


Join other 4-H members from throughout the state for a meaningful day at the

2022 Delaware 4-H State Teen Conference, “Building on the Best!”

Lunch and snacks will be provided

 4-H members ages 13 and above are welcome to attend!

 Schedule Includes:

Engaging team building activities

Leadership workshops

Healthy Living sessions

Community service project

 

Registration will only be accepted online beginning in February.  Credit card payments will be accepted online, or you may choose to send a check for the appropriate amount made payable to “University of Delaware”. 

**All New Castle County Junior Council Members please reach out to Mrs. Jenny for your coupon code before registering.

 All attendees must be enrolled in 4-H Online for the 2021-2022 program year and have a valid health form on file.  If you are not sure if you are a current member, please contact your county 4-H office.  

 

Contact Doug Crouse for questions or concerns at (302) 831-2997.

For registration questions, please contact Jill Jackson or Kaleb Scott at (302) 856-7303.

Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 4, 2022

Register HERE

 

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 April 28th 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!

Junior Leader Weekend – March 4-6

Join our 4-H Jr Council leaders for a fun-filled weekend at Camp Country Center in Hockessin.  The weekend will include team building and leadership workshops and activities as well as fun and games.  A campfire will end our days (weather permitting).  The fun starts at 6:00 PM on Friday and wraps up at noon on Sunday.  The cost of the weekend (including 4 meals) is $30.  This weekend is limited to 22 youth, ages 13+, so register asap!

Date: March 4-6th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: 1051 Sharpless Rd Hockessin DE – STEM Lodge
Cost: $30
Checks payable to: University of Delaware
Registration Due: February 25, 2022
For more information contact: Jenny Trunfio at jtrunfio@udel.edu

Register HERE

Upcoming National Youth Summits- In-Person!


National Youth Summit on Agri-Science
March 10 – 13, 2022

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 AgriScience 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.

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2021.

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

This application is due to the State 4-H Office by Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Mail or email application to:
State 4-H Office
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Email: de4h@udel.edu

2022-Agri-Science-Summit-Application

2022 National 4-H Conference

April 2022- Date TBD

National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members 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.

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

How do I apply?  All 4-H’ers interested in applying must submit a completed application to the State 4-H Office by the deadline.  A completed application includes the general information page, open-ended questions and a one-page essay.  In addition to the application, applicants will be asked to participate in an interview (in person or Zoom, TBD).

When is the deadline?  All applications are due to the State 4-H Office no later than Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  This is a firm deadline and applications must be received by 4:00 pm on the due date in order to be considered.

Can I apply more than one time?  If you have applied previously and were not accepted, you may apply again provided you still meet the eligibility requirements.

For more information about National 4-H Conference, including a sample schedule, workshop topics, and more, please visit the website:

http://www.4-h.org/4-h-conference/

If you have any questions, please contact your local county office or the State 4-H Office at
(302) 831-2509.

2022-National 4H Conference_Application

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 elopez@udel.edu or by phone at (302) 985-1213 for more information.

Register HERE

Record Books and Diamond Clover Due Sept. 27

4-H’ers are encouraged to submit their Record Books and Diamond Clover. All are due on September 27 to the NCC Office.
There will be a Record Book Training session of Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. Register HERE

Please see instructions and Record and Project Book forms below and contact Kaitlin with questions.

Record Book Form

Project Book Form

Info on Diamond Clover Final Reports

Delaware 4-H: Workforce Development and Career Readiness Program

 

Sharing Connections in 2021-22 and Building for Future Success

 

Objectives:

· Provide a quarterly opportunity in 2021-22 for 4-H youth and leaders to connect with Delaware 4-H alumni and community stakeholders for virtual or in-person sharing and learning sessions focused on personal and professional growth around different workforce development careers and career readiness.

· Build a cohort of youth who will participate in workshops on resume writing, interview skill development and mock interviews mentored and facilitated by community partners, stakeholders, and 4-H staff.

 

Dates and Times of “4-H Sharing Connections” Virtual Sessions

 

Session One: May 20, 2021 7pm

Session Two: September 9, 2021 7pm

Session Three: January 6, 2022 7pm

Session Four: February 3, 2022 7pm

 

Dates and Times of Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshops

Workshop One: September 28, 2021 6:30pm

Workshop Two: October 12, 2021 6:30pm

Workshop Three: October 26, 2021 6:30pm

Mock Interviews: November 10, 2021 6:30pm

By developing a mutual educational connection between 4-H Alumni, community partners and stakeholders with members of the 4-H community through the sharing of knowledge based around different workforce development careers, participants will have a clearer understanding of how 4-H can assist them to better shape their decision and preparation towards future career success. In addition, developing positive relationships with 4-H mentors who can continue to guide participants will further enhance the strength of the youth-adult partnership for which 4-H has always been known.

Registration info coming soon.

Please email Ernie Lopez with questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Building new and beneficial relationships between 4-H youth and adult volunteers through this new program will be a positive outcome for all involved.