Category Archives: Youth Leaders

Junior Leader Weekend – POSTPONED to 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

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!

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.

 

 

2021 Virtual Showcase hosted by Farm Credit

Showing up to the fair shows this year? Us too! That’s why we decided to host a youth essay and video Virtual Showcase.

Farm Credit is hosting the 2021 Virtual Showcase Contest to highlight your positive fair experiences. The contest allows youth ages 8-18 to share their projects in essay or video format.

Check out mafc.com/showcase for contest information and prizes.

Health and Wellness Ambassador Opportunities

Health & Wellness Ambassador Summer 2021 Trainings

Open to all teens ages 13-19, you will be asked to become a Teen Health & Wellness Ambassador upon signing up. 

 

Program: Botvins Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse training is an opportunity to become a peer educator in avoiding misuse/abuse of opioids and prescription drugs.

Training: Virtual via Zoom either Tuesday June 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Registration: REGISTER HERE! [Register by June 7th]

 

Program: Soccer for Success is a sports-based youth development program incorporating health, wellness, and nutrition in addition to teaching youth participants how to play soccer. *No soccer experience necessary

Training: Virtual via Zoom either Monday June 7th from 6:00pm-7:00pm OR Thursday June 10th from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Registration: Soccer for Success Training [Register by June 4th]

 

Program: EFNEP Building my Body is a 5-lesson curriculum to help youth learn more about nutrition to help “build their body”. Lessons include recipe demos to taste familiar foods, as well as movement, activities, and games.

Training: Virtual via Zoom either June 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm OR June 17th from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Registration: EFNEP Building My Body Training Registration [Register by June 14th]

 

Program: Up for the Challenge is a 5-part series that focuses on healthy nutrition, physical activity, and body image.

Training: Virtual via Zoom either Wednesday June 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Registration: REGISTER HERE for UFTC TRAINING! [Register by June 14th]

Health & Wellness Ambassador Summer 2021 Meetings

https://www.pcsreg.com/health-and-wellness-ambassador-registration

Summer meetings include guest speaker Kate Angermeier of ChristianaCare presenting on the topics below. We will also share any updates, successes, and activities for stipend opportunities. Teen Ambassadorship is open to all teens ages 13-19

 

June 23rd 2:00pm-3:30pm ThinkFirst for Teens: Injury Prevention

ThinkFirst For Teens, a program of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, is an award-winning public education effort targeting this high-risk age group. ThinkFirst chapters across the United States and in many other countries present compelling educational presentations at no charge for junior and senior high schools, as well as for colleges and after-school programs. Health educators explain how injuries occur, how they affect the body and how they can be prevented. Students learn that one poor choice can change your life forever, so it is each person’s responsibility to cut the risk for injury to themselves and others by making safe choices.                                                                                                   

July 15th 7:00pm-8:30pm ThinkFirst for Road Safety:

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among teens – in fact, teens and young adults are in the highest risk group for injuries. The most frequent causes are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls and sports and recreation. Among the most serious injuries are those to the brain and spinal cord, often leading to long term or permanent disabilities that can affect a person’s thinking, speaking, ability to walk, move or even breathe as they could before the injury.  The majority of these injuries are preventable when people use basic safety precautions. This program focuses on road safety, distracted and impaired driving.

August 18th 4:00pm-5:30pm Gun Violence as A Public Health Issue (Formerly the Choice Road Program) 

 

We discuss the epidemic of gun violence, and what that looks like inside and outside of the hospital. Topics covered include types of gun violence, the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of gun violence, Protective Factors, Know the Signs (from the Sandy Hook Promise program) and resources for students in their community. This serves as an informational presentation for any age.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Whittaker

Ag Museum Seeking Assistance with Educational Programs

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover is pleased to announce volunteer program openings for persons age 16+ who are interested in assisting with educational programs for  elementary and middle school students focused on various aspects of Delaware agriculture, farming and rural life.    Volunteers participating in Ag Museum education programs not only have the opportunity to teach others, they also gain valuable instructional and public speaking skills that will help to advance their personal and career goals.  No prior experience needed, just enthusiasm and a willingness to help others!!

Our mission is to:   Promote agricultural education, awareness and an appreciation for cultural heritage which enriches the lives of the people in our community, our state and beyond our borders.

Persons interested in learning more about the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village and our education programs are encouraged to visit our website at:  (www.agriculturalmuseum.org)  or call:  302-734-1618.

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 2021-2022 cycle will serve in office from August 2021 through 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 2021.

State Teen Council Application 2021-2022

Virtual Legislative Workshops

“Let Your Voice Be Heard” – Virtual Legislative Workshops – May 13-25

REGISTER HERE


The Delaware 4-H State Teen Council invites 4-H members ages 8-19 to participate in 3 different workshops to show how people of all ages can work with our state legislators to let their voices be heard as well as the general legislative process.

  • Session 1 Thursday, May 13 (7-8 pm) – Let Your Voice Be Heard
    • Examples of how youth can work with legislators to make bills and pass laws.

  • Session 2 Thursday, May 20 (6-7 pm) – How a Bill Becomes a Law/Voting Process
    • Legislators will review the process of a bill becoming a law.
    • 4-H Alumni, John Moller, will review the voting process and show how absentee ballots are counted.
  • Session 3 Tuesday, May 25 (7-8 pm) – Ask a Legislator

    • Legislators will hold a question and answer session on any questions members have about government.

Summer Environmental Education Internship – DEEC

Summer Environmental Education Internship – DEEC

Opportunity Type: Part Time (30 hrs/wk), 10-week

Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE

Organization Description

Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) has spent over 50 years connecting people to nature with diverse environmental programs and services. As one of the most well respected environmental organizations in the region, we envision a healthy and sustainable environment for all plants, animals, and people living in our region. Our mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Working state-wide in Delaware and the surrounding region, we operate four sites where people experience nature in unique hands-on ways reaching thousands of visitors each year.

Selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

DelNature aspires to be inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity creates an awareness of and acknowledges respect for differences and translates into understanding and valuing each other’s perspective. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

Job Description

The Summer Environmental Education Intern works at DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington, Delaware. DEEC welcomes thousands of guests throughout the year. Delaware Nature Society’s goal is to interact with these visitors and introduce them to DelNature, the site’s nature and wildlife, and the menu of programs and activities available to them.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the teaching and preparation of summer environmental programs for children and adults at DEEC.
  • Greets and interacts with visitors to the site.
  • Attends instructor-training workshops.
  • Leads week-long summer camp sessions for children ages 6-12.

Training and resources are provided to gain knowledge in environmental science topics related to the site and region. Interns attend summer camp instructor training, which includes canoe training and CPR/First Aid certification. Training consists of formal all-staff events, one-on-one mentoring, and the opportunity to work alongside many different educators with different teaching styles and skill sets.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for the outdoors, enthusiasm for working with people.
  • A high level of initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be 18 or older.

DelNature is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Essential Dates

June 7 to August 13, 2021.

The individual selected for the position will work about 30 hours per week. Individual schedules are somewhat flexible and set with the Education Coordinator. The Summer Environmental Education Intern can expect to work Monday-Friday with potential evening and/or weekend hours.

Salary and Benefits

Wage is $10.00/hr.

Applicants Must Submit

 

Virtual State Teen Conference

Delaware 4-H 2021 Virtual State Teen Conference
Theme:  4-H Heroes:  Masking up for 4-H (Superhero Theme)
Event Date:  February 13, 2021
Time:  10am-Noon and 1pm-2:30pm (All day event)
 4-H Members 13 and older are invited to join DE 4-H State Teen Council members as they lead workshops on leadership, teambuilding, STEM, Healthy Living and Community Service.  UD Collegiate 4-H will also be leading a panel discussion.
Register By:  January 22, 2021

The Zoom link and password will be sent out 1 week prior to the event.  Event supplies will also be provided 1 week before.  Please contact Melissa in the State Office with questions.