Lee County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

January 23, 2015

4-H volunteers from Lee County are invited to “The Heart of Belonging” training to learn how to create a safe, inclusive environment for all youth. Volunteers will learn how to guide youth in developing a list of club or group expectations that accommodate all members, learn how to support youth with special needs, and learn where to find resources to help them in their role as caring adults.

January 22, 2015

4-H members in grades 4-8 are invited to attend an interactive day full of learning about different aspects of Agronomy including weeds, seeds, plants, and industry.

January 20, 2015

Entrepreneurs will have one last chance to compete this winter for the opportunity to win up to $5000 for their business startup or expansion through the 2015 Lee County Business Plan Competition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has extended the deadline for the competition to January 30, 2015 in hopes that more entrepreneurs will apply.

January 15, 2015

Our very own Busy Workers and Lucky Clovers 4-H Clubs teamed up with the confirmation students of St. James of St. Paul, St. John's of Houghton, St. Mary's of West Point, and St. Bonifice of Farmington have been busy raising money for a cause. The groups chose to raise funds for Heifer International, a charity dedicated to ending hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture.

January 9, 2015

Four officers were elected during the Lee County Extension Council organizational meeting Jan. 7. The nine-member council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law. Five newly elected members of the Lee County Extension Council were presented with Certificates of Election during the meeting. They were elected in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election and began their four-year terms in January.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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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