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Florida 4-H Program. Marilyn N. Norman, Ph.D. Associate Dean 4-H Youth Development. Overview . Needs of Youth Organization of Florida 4-H Program Roles and Responsibilities Opportunities for Employment Florida 4-H Enrollment. Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development.
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Florida 4-H Program Marilyn N. Norman, Ph.D. Associate Dean 4-H Youth Development
Overview • Needs of Youth • Organization of Florida 4-H Program • Roles and Responsibilities • Opportunities for Employment • Florida 4-H Enrollment
Positive Youth Development • Needs of youth • Build assets of youth to transition to successful adulthood
Needs of Youth • A safe and secure environment • A sense of belonging • Positive relationships with others (know they are cared about by others/able to care for others) • Autonomy- sense of control over life, future and independence (influence people/events) • Opportunities to value and practice service to others (purpose, meaning to life, contributions) • Opportunities for mastery/engagement in learning (capable and successful in life)
Community Family School Ecological/Environmental Model of Youth Development Individual State-Global Society
Youth Development vs. Youth Education Sense of belonging Safety and security Relationships Autonomy and decision-making Active engagement and independence Confidence and mastering competency Mastery and competency
4-H: The American Idea Creating Greater Opportunity for Youth • Learning By Doing • Leading By Example • Access to 105 State Land-Grant Universities • 7 Million Youth partnering with 3,500 professional educators and 640,000 volunteer leaders • Over 100 Years of Reaching Youth
I pledge my head to clearer thinking… INDEPENDENCE Youth need to know that they are able to Influence people and events through decision-making and action.
I pledge my heart to greater loyalty… BELONGING Current research emphasizes the importance for youth to have opportunities for long-term consistent relationships with adults other than parents. This research suggests that belonging may be the single most powerful positive ingredient we can add into the lives of youth.
I pledge my hands to larger service… GENEROSITY Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose. • By participating in 4-H community service and citizenship activities, youth can connect to communities and learn to give back to others.
I pledge my health to better living… MASTERY In order to develop self-confidence youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges.
If you were to design a youth development program intended to assist young people to become healthy, problem-solving constructive adults – what would it look like?
What would it look like? • It would offer opportunities for belonging • It would offer opportunities to experience a “hands-on” laboratory • It would offer opportunities for young people to choose • It would offer opportunities to experience what it means to be a citizen
Florida 4-H Mission Florida 4-H creates supportive environments for diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.
“Tag” Message 4-H… is a communityof young peopleacross Americawho are learningleadership, citizenship and life skills
State 4-H Office (Under the Dean for Extension) The State 4-H Office is not a department, but relies on specialists in departments for Program Leadership and Curriculum Leadership engagement.
State 4-H Current Endeavors • Guidance for Goal 3 • Completion of major educational events / recognition meetings and conferences for both youth and adults • Volunteer Screening Process • Risk Management / Liability research • Curriculum (Entomology, Agro-forestry, Weather, Butterflies, Choices, Investor Education, Childhood Obesity reduction, Financial Literacy • Operation Military Kids (in Europe, too) • Youth Adult Partnerships / Civic Engagement • Leading and Learning Initiative (leadership development) • Web re-design • ACA Accreditation • Revamping Recognition Program • Blue Ribbon (ES237) review • In-Service • Several grant funded activities
4-H Program Design Program Leadership Curriculum Leadership
4-H Competencies (4-H PRKC) • Youth Development • Youth Program Development • Volunteer Administration • Access, Equity • Partnerships / Collaborative Development • Organizational Strategies
Florida County Staffing in 4-H • 69 Full Time (90%-100%) 4-H agents • Of those: 9 counties have two or more 4-H agents; an additional 3 counties have 3 4-H agents • 11 Part Time (50%-75%) 4-H agents • Many agents contribute (from 5%-40%) but have a majority program appointment in another area, or come from a single agent county
County 4-H Staffing (cont.) • Counting faculty with 90-100% of their time devoted to 4-H, there are 69 4-H agents. • 63% (43) of Florida counties have access to a full-time 4-H agent. • Of those 69 full time agents, 42% (29) have five years or less experience in 4-H. • Counting faculty with 50% or more of their time devoted to 4-H, there are 80 agents. • 17 counties pay the full salary for 100% 4-H agents in their county.
State Extension Expenditures and Accomplishments - 2004-2005 report • 25% of the county faculty FTE's are devoted to 4-H • 4% of the state faculty are devoted to 4-H
Florida Extension is the combined efforts of … • U.S. Department of Agriculture • University of Florida • Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (Goal Team 3, PDC, Volunteer Association, FAE4-HA, State Officers, Executive Council, State Staff, etc.) • Florida A&M University • County governments
4-H at the county level is… • The 4- H program is community based and determined by local citizens and Extension staff.
Opportunities for Employmentwith UF ExtensionandUSDA Land-Grant Universities
Youth Development Professional Opportunities School-based sports/after-school programs Public funded parks and recreation centers Private for-profit park and recreation enterprises Community Based Youth Organizations - SportsPrograms • 4-H • BGCA, • YMCAs • Camps Military Youth Programs
Questions? www.ifas.ufl.edu www.solutionsforyourlife.com www.florida4h.org www.national4hheadquarters.gov www.usda.gov
2006 Florida 4-H Enrollment Reviewing the Florida Federal report (ES237) November 2006
Florida 4-H Facts… • 23,788 in organized clubs (community, in-school, after-school, and military) • 24,315 in special interest / short term • 6,409 in day camps • 198,548 in school enrichment • 3,244 in residential camps • 10,294 in school age child care • 13,120 adult volunteers
Florida 4-H is… • Members • 49 % Male • 51 % Female • Volunteers • 20% Male • 80 % Female