Category Archives: Youth Leaders

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/

 

Delaware State Fair Junior Board Now Accepting Applications

The application period is now open through September 25, 2020.

There are six (6) open positions on the 12 member board. This opportunity to serve is available to youth ages 16-21 (as of 10/31/20) and once appointed, the term is for two (2) years. Members are required to contribute a minimum of 30 volunteer hours before and during the Fair. The purpose of the Junior Board is to develop leadership and interpersonal skills as well as expose youth to the many facets of The Delaware State Fair. A brief interview to take place in mid-October will be required. The application form can be obtained on the Delaware State Fair’s web site www.delawarestatefair.com (click on General Info / Jr. Board) or by calling Rebekkah at the Fair Administration Office – 302-398-3269.

Delaware State Fair Junior Board Now Accepting Applications

The application period is now open through September 25, 2020. There are six (6) open positions on the 12 member board. This opportunity to serve is available to youth ages 16-21 (as of 10/31/20) and once appointed, the term is for two (2) years. Members are required to contribute a minimum of 30 volunteer hours before and during the Fair. The purpose of the Junior Board is to develop leadership and interpersonal skills as well as expose youth to the many facets of The Delaware State Fair. A brief interview to take place in mid-October will be required. The application form can be obtained on the Delaware State Fair’s web site www.delawarestatefair.com (click on INFO / About Us / Jr. Board) or by calling Rebekkah at the Fair Administration Office – 302-398-3269.

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 2020-2021 cycle will serve in office from August 2020 through July 2021.

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 2020.

 

State Teen Council 2020-21 Application

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.

 

Summer Day Camp Counselor Application

Are you between 13 and 19 and looking for a fun and enriching opportunity to work with other youth this summer? Consider becoming a NCC 4-H Day Camp Counselor!

These positions are for the NCC 4-H Newark Day, Cloverbud and Animal Science Camps.

There will be a meeting for camp counselors on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30-8 pm at the NCC Office.

Details and application below:

Camp Counselor Expectations

2020 NCC 4H Camp Counselor Application

2020 State Teen Conference

2020 Delaware 4-H State Teen Conference 
February 8-9, 2020
Courtyard Marriott Newark, DE
Join the Delaware 4-H State Teen Council and embark on a weekend-long, Wild West experience!
4-H members ages 13 and above are welcome to attend!
Activities Include:

Engaging team-building and leadership workshops
UD Ice Hockey Game
Catered Meals
Overnight lodging at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark
Dance and Snack party- Feel free to wear comfortable clothes. Western-themed costumes are encouraged! (abide by 4-H dress code)

The total cost to attend conference is $100; however, many 4-H members will qualify for a 50 percent discount through your county Junior Council and Leaders Associations.  These organizations have graciously agreed to offer these funds again this year to support this program, provided youth meet the minimum requirements of participation.  Prior to registering, please contact your county office to confirm if you received the 50 percent discount.

**Registrants who qualify for the Junior Council Scholarship, please use discount code JRCOUNCIL when registering.**
Registration will only be accepted online beginning in mid-December.  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”.

Click HERE to register

All attendees must be enrolled in 4-H Online for the 2019-2020 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: Jill Jackson at 302-856-7303 or Kaleb Scott at 302-730-4000
Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2020

Diamond Clover Intent Forms Due

Diamond Clover Award – 2019-2020 Intent Forms DUE November 25, 2019


Delaware 4-H members are eligible to participate in the Diamond Clover Award program. Delaware 4-H adopted the Diamond Clover Award in 2011 from a program used in Maryland and Nebraska. This award will be the highest level of recognition that a Delaware 4-H member can achieve. It is similar to the Boy Scout Eagle Award or the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Diamond Clover Award consists of six levels, each steadily advancing in intensity and achievement over the last. It is intended to take a 4-H member six years to complete. The nice thing about this award is that many 4-H members are already doing the work, so all you need to do is fill out the forms and submit them. For other 4-H members, this award can provide you with a long-term challenge for your 4-H career. Either way, when you have finished the process you have completed an amazing journey that will benefit you forever. To find out more, visit the Diamond Clover site on the State 4-H webpage at: http://extension.udel.edu/4h/about-delaware-4-h/feature-awards/diamond-clover/

2020 National 4-H Conference

Applications are now being accepted to the 2020 National 4-H Conference being held March 28-April 2, 2020.

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.

Delaware 4-H’ers in good standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school are encouraged to apply. Applications are due to the State office by 4:00 pm on Monday, December 2nd.

2020-Conference-Application

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

Scholarship Opportunities

There are ten $10,000 scholarships available now!

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is giving away ten scholarshipseach worth $10,000 to local students planning to pursue a career in agriculture.That’s right – we’re giving away $100,000 directly to ag students in our community!

Our scholarship program is open to all high school seniors or currently enrolled college students residing in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory who are planning to work in the agriculture industry.

This could mean you’re planning to be a farmer, food scientist, veterinarian, ag educator, engineer, or even a Farm Credit employee!

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 10, 2020.

Good luck, and we’ll see you on the #OtherSideofAg!

Apply now!

 

Re-enrollment opens September 1

4honline is rolling over for the 2019-2020 year. This means everyone will go to “inactive” on August 31 (and you won’t get emails about the blog or other upcoming events until you re-enroll!).  We ask each member to go into their profile on September 1 at www.4honline.com and review their info and make any updates and changes for the new 4-H year. We need to make sure we have up to date health information on each youth member. Once you have done so, don’t forget to click “Submit Enrollment for 2019-2020”.

Please remember that members will NOT be allowed to participate in events until they have re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 year.

If you have any trouble re-enrolling or have questions, please call the NCC 4-H office at 302-831-8965.

**Please note: we cannot recover passwords for you, but can verify which email address is linked to your 4-H profile. You can then change your password if you have forgotten it. Please contact us if you don’t remember your email. DO NOT create a new profile because this will cause problems within the system. Thanks! 

2019 NCC 4-H Achievement Event

Join us on Sunday, October 6 at the NCC Extension Office as we honor NCC 4-H members who excelled in project work, leadership, citizenship, judging and more over the past year.

The awards program will begin at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

We’re having a GREEN OUT in recognition of the kick off of National 4-H Week. Please wear green or the 4-H clover to show your 4-H spirit.

Please RSVP with the number attending to Serena at 302-831-8965 or via email by Monday, September 23.

 

Diamond Clover Award

2018-2019 Diamond Clover Final Reports – Due September 23

Diamond Clover Final Reports for the 2018-2019 4-H year are due to the 4-H office by Monday, September 23.
These forms can also be found on the State 4-H Website:

http://extension.udel.edu/4h/about-delaware-4-h/feature-awards/diamond-clover/

Diamond Clover Award – 2019-2020 Intent Forms DUE November 25, 2019


Delaware 4-H members are eligible to participate in the Diamond Clover Award program. Delaware 4-H adopted the Diamond Clover Award in 2011 from a program used in Maryland and Nebraska. This award will be the highest level of recognition that a Delaware 4-H member can achieve. It is similar to the Boy Scout Eagle Award or the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Diamond Clover Award consists of six levels, each steadily advancing in intensity and achievement over the last. It is intended to take a 4-H member six years to complete. The nice thing about this award is that many 4-H members are already doing the work, so all you need to do is fill out the forms and submit them. For other 4-H members, this award can provide you with a long-term challenge for your 4-H career. Either way, when you have finished the process you have completed an amazing journey that will benefit you forever. To find out more, visit the Diamond Clover site on the State 4-H webpage at: http://extension.udel.edu/4h/about-delaware-4-h/feature-awards/diamond-clover/

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

State Teen Council Applications Now Being Accepted

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 2019-2020 cycle will serve in office from Saturday, July 27, 2019 through Saturday, July 26, 2020. Officers will be announced at the 4-H Awards Ceremony during the Delaware State Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

State Teen Council 2019-2020 Application