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4-H Youth Development

Trends and Issues Plan of Work Process What’s Current What’s New What’s on the Horizon. 4-H Youth Development. To make the best better!. Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program . Essential Elements of an E ffective 4-H Experience. Positive relationship with a caring adult

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4-H Youth Development

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  1. Trends and Issues Plan of Work Process What’s Current What’s New What’s on the Horizon 4-H Youth Development To make the best better!

  2. Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program

  3. Essential Elements of an Effective 4-H Experience • Positive relationship with a caring adult • An inclusive environment • A safe environment • Engagement in learning • Opportunity for mastery • Opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future • Opportunity for self-determination • Opportunity to value and practice service for others

  4. Core Curriculum • Animal Science • Communications • Family and Consumer Sciences • Health • Leadership • Natural Resources • Science, Engineering, Technology (SET)

  5. Animal Science Rabbit Project/Training • Rabbit Learning Kits – target 2012 Horse Volunteer Certification • New in 2010 – first workshop, October 2010 • Continues in 2011 Livestock Volunteer Re-Certification • First Re-Certification workshop-2010

  6. Communication • Sponsorship from the Kentucky Corn Growers Association will allow for expansion of program in PY2011-12 • Committee to review current resources and explore new curriculum and resources—Fall 2011 • State Communications Day Committee to evaluate event and suggest changes for the future—Fall 2011

  7. Family and Consumer Sciences Financial and Consumer Education • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum Entrepreneurship • 4-H Means Business—ready for use PY2012-13 Workforce Preparation • Reality Store—updated/ready for use PY2013-14 • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum

  8. Family and Consumer Sciences Clothing/Sewing • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum • Instructions for repurposing/recycling clothing—ready for use in Spring 2012 Textile Science • New Project: series of lesson plans—such as fiber ID, fabric structure and ID, spinning, felting, weaving, and surface design; available in PY2014-15 (pilot in PY2013-14)

  9. Family and Consumer Sciences Appearance/Body Image/Clothing • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum • FCS’s Weight: the Reality Series publications • Body Image—new resources combining Fashion Magic and youth version of KY FCS’s Weight: The Reality Series, ready for use in PY2013-14

  10. Family and Consumer Sciences Family Life • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum • Additional family life resources through KY FCS FCS projects in general • Current KY 4-H Core Curriculum • Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Sciences publications  • Marketing resources of FCS as Do-It-Yourself projects

  11. Family and Consumer Sciences Foods/Nutrition • Current Core Curriculum –Use “MyPlate” resources at www.choosemyplate.govuntil pubs are updated • Super Star Chef Series available in Resource Guide and DVD by end of 2011-12 • Super Star Chef Kneads a Little Dough in-service—2011-12 • FCS Lesson Plans • Agents will be asked to share lesson plans developed for county. • Teams of agents will work on specific Food/Nutrition topics. Available 2012-13. • Farm 2U in-service in 2011

  12. Health Bullying Resources • Committee to review current list and earmark key pieces- Fall 2011 – Physical Activity • Featured Program effective July 1, 2012 • In-service trainings 2012 • May 10 – Fayette County • May 15 – Muhlenberg County • May 17 – Robinson Station

  13. Leadership-Youth Focus will be on • Individual leadership • Group leadership • Community Leadership/Civic Engagement Upcoming information… • Expansion/Revision of existing leadership curriculum – 2011/2012 • Identification/training on civic minded leadership/civic engagement – 2012 • Listing of civic engagement opportunities under each core – 2012/2013 • Development of a Junior Leader Program (Teen leaders leading clubs and project groups – 2013)

  14. Leadership Development-Adult Volunteer Development KELD (Kentucky Extension Leadership Development) Series-2012 • A series of 18 Fact Sheets • Each Fact Sheet focuses on individual and organizational leadership development and can be used with individuals or groups. • Each Fact Sheet has a series of accompanying lesson plans – one each for 4-H, FCS and ANR • Agents can utilize the lesson plans for their program area to teach the content from the Fact Sheet

  15. Natural Resources Climate (future issue) • Youth understanding environment conservation, use of water in their community Environment curriculum introduction • In-service November 29 & 30, 2011 • Exploring Your Environment (curriculum) new • No New Water! (curriculum) new • 4-H H2O Ambassador curricula (southern region – on-line) • Power of Wind – National 4-H Curriculum

  16. Natural Resources Water or environmental issues (setting up Environmental camps) • Grant option for KY counties annually • Resource materials housed at 4-H camps in KY Wind • Introduction to new curriculum • National Youth Science Day – Wind is experiment

  17. SET-Science, Engineering, Technology National Youth Science Day –October • Host event each year; Topic changes each year—wind 2011 Aerospace • Partner with NASA programs in Lexington, Hazard, or Paducah ATV Safety • ASI/4-H Rider Safety Course training online and at various sites in KY • Community grants • Resources available in Agent Resource Guide Biotechnology • Sessions at Teen Conference

  18. SET-Science, Engineering, Technology Energy • State Fair Exhibits Robotics: an introduction to robotics • Apply for grant funds as available • Waterbotics camp for middle school aged youth in 2012 and instructor’s training in 2013 to offer county camps GPS/GIS • ESRI grants for curriculum—apply annually • Host geocaching event in county • Global mapping in-services to be announced

  19. Targeted Groups Cloverbuds • Information on Resource Guide is Current Middle School Youth • In-service training in December 2011-two sessions on afterschool programming for middle school aged youth. Afterschool Programs • In-service will be provided titled, “Awesome After Kits”, September 29. (Includes some middle school age material.) All Ages • Back to Basics-4-H Clubs-2013

  20. Reaching Youth Through Multiple Delivery Methods • Organized 4-H Club • Special Interest Group/Short-term Program • Camping/Day Camp • School Enrichment • School Aged Child Care • Instructional TV or Video • Individual Study/ Mentoring

  21. Issues and Concerns from County • Through input from the 4-H Advisory Councils, Teens, community groups, issues for future programs are identified, • The issues will be prioritized at the county, district, and state level. • State 4-H Volunteer Advisory Council and State Extension Council will prioritize the issues. • State 4-H specialists and agent workgroups will identify resources to address issues. • Resources will be used for programs in the county.

  22. “The number one reason everyone should join 4-H is because you will meet people you never dreamed of, do things you could never imagine, overcome the impossible, and believe in yourself.” -Member, Kentucky 4-H

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