Muscatine County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

New 4-H Staff Member-Dana Yerington
July 1, 2014

Dana Yerington has joined the Muscatine County 4-H Youth Team on June 16 serving as a part-time K-12 Outreach Educator.  Dana will be responsible for reaching new and underserved audiences in after-school, camp, and school programming as well as assisting with workshops and other support to our 4-H club memebers, families, and volunteers.

Americorps Member Position Avaialable
July 1, 2014

Muscatine County Extension is seeking a 4H AmeriCorps Community Outreach Educator to conduct programs for positive youth development activities with the afterschool Clover Kids programming. This may include afterschool, summer and holiday breaks or inschool settings.

For more information, click on the Position Available - Americorps Member Position-4H Community Outreach Educator.

April 10, 2014

On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families. During April, the Month of the Military Child, and throughout the year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources for military families.

January 27, 2014

Members of the Lake 4-H Club in Muscatine County collected more than 1,000 empty, non-recyclable dog food and other livestock feed bags to turn them into something useful for the people of Haiti who have been devistated with storms and earthquakes.  The bags can become tarps or they can become bags with handles and be made very useful to them.  ServeHAITI representatives will deliver the bags to Haiti where they will be put to good uses.

October 18, 2011

Creating home environments that help kids succed at school is the basis for the 'Dare to Excel' newsletter series. The newsletter is based on information in Partnering in Commnities and is based on the “Proven Parenting Practices” for helping children be

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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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