Mandatory Volunteer Training
January 27th at Heartland Acres 6:30pm—8pm
Volunteers and leaders, the Extension Office has online training videos available. They are: OMG! You’ve Got 4-H Parents! Now What?, Engaging Teens and Older Youth, and Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience. Only one of these webinars will be viewed at the January 27th training. Remember all volunteers need to complete this training because it is mandatory by the state. If a volunteer is unable to attend, contact the Extension Office and we will let you do the alternative of watching it on your own.
You’ve Got 4-H Parents! Now What??
Parents play a critical role in the organization in which their children will participate, this experience is very important for long term participation. As a result of this positive parental support for 4-H programs, more parents will stay connected with their own children, and recognize mutual expectations and responsibilities between parents and volunteers, and become better caring adults.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth
Youth programs are more effective when the young people are involved in planning, making choices, and reflecting on their learning. This session provides insight, tools and resources volunteers can use to more effectively engage and meet the needs of teen members, and discuss the common challenge in youth programs.
Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience
Technology can be a great tool to support better communication and learning with 4-H participants. However, keeping up with the latest trends can be challenging. This session will briefly explore ideas on integrating technology into 4-H projects to enhance the life skill development and 21stcentury skills of young people.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects
Does the idea of emphasizing science in 4-H make you sweat? It doesn’t have to be scary. Discover methods to reinforce simple science concepts using traditional 4-H projects. You will take home ready-to-go activities that incorporate science concepts across the curriculum areas.