Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 14, 2014

The Fair has gone STEM!  The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair’s second annual STEM Festival on July 25 will provide fairgoers an opportunity to explore hands-on STEM activities. The Festival, to be held 1 pm to 4 pm in Estel Hall on the National Cattle Congress fair grounds, is FREE to the public. 

July 2, 2014

 

One scholarship per year for $500 will be awarded to a former Black Hawk County 4-H member that has graduated from a public or private high school in the county, is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university or college or trade school, and has completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year of post-secondary education. READ more...

June 18, 2014

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May 30, 2014

Dog Obedience classes on Wednesday starting May 7th 6:00-7:00pm and wrap up July 16th at Devonshire school parking lot. It is free to all 4-H members and is taught by some awesome dog handlers. (Randy & Linda Herod, Barb Meyer, Gary & Glenda Shaffer). Click here for more details.
 
• Dog Agility Classes on Thursdays starting May 8th 7:00-8:00pm until July 17th at Jean Melick's farm, 12432 X Avenue, Cedar Falls. Classes led by Linnea Ulrich & Julie Heiple.  Read More...
(If class is cancelled it will be posted on the Calendar in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right. Thanks!)

May 28, 2014

Join us for some summer fun and learning at your Public Library.  During this free summer program children (K-3rd grade) will be given opportunities to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, crafts and games. See times and locations...

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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