Category Archives: Youth Leaders

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.

Join the New Castle County Junior Council

Are you 13 years or older?
Join New Castle County Jr Council.
A County Club for all NCC 4-H Teens.
Get to know your fellow 4-H’ers from around the county, make decisions on Community Service projects, assist with planning and coordinating county competitions and events including Favorite Foods, Jr Leader Weekend, and Younger Member Overnighter.
Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM.
Contact Jenny with any questions

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