West Pottawattamie County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 30, 2014

Southwest Iowa will be hosting a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Clarinda, Iowa. We will be offering Training in Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Wildlife Skills and County 4-H SESS Coordinator. Deadline for Registration is August 15!

August 1, 2014

Club Leaders must submit record books for county awards by Monday, September 29, 2014.  Check with your club leader to see when your book is due to them.

2014 4-H Jr Camp Wild Group Pic
June 24, 2014

Check out the fun at Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior Camp at the Iowa 4-H Center June 8-11! Pics of Campfires, Counselorquences, Creek Walk, Climbing Tower, GaGa Ball and much more. Print or Download and Save pictures for your Record Books or 4-H Fair Projects or to share with your club the fun you had at 4-H Jr. Camp Wild this year!

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie
April 22, 2014

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie are very interested in joining 4-H, but they want you as Region 17 4-H Members to show them what things 4-H'ers do. First color them and decorate them, then take them with you and your club as do fun things at your meetings, workshops or community service activities. Take a photo with them on a smart phone or camera and post to TWITTER, Instagram or  the Region 17 4-H Member Facebook Page to show the world what cool things you shared with Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie about being in 4-H!

creek Walk
April 15, 2014

Great New Friends! Great Leadership Opportunities! Great Campfires! Great New experiences Climbing and Messing in the Creek! What could be this Great?.Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior 5th & 6th Grade Camp Register Now for Camp, June 8-11 at the State 4-H Camping Center!

Interested in how to join 4-H?  Check out the items below!

4-H Project Information and Resources - Click Here!

**Make sure to check under the 'forms' section for enrollment forms, medical release forms, and pick a project listings.                

4-H Focus Newsletter:

View the newsletter on your 4H Online account at www.4honline.com. 

 

4-H Youth Committee:

The next Youth Committee Meeting will be Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Location TBA.

County Council:

The next County Council Meeting will be Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Location TBA.

Enrollment Information and Forms:

All 4-H enrollments will now be submitted online at www.4honline.com Contact the Extension Office at 712-366-7070 or email jenvin@iastate.edu  if you have any more questions.  New families without a 4-H Online account can find a paper copy of the enrollment form hereNOTE: ENROLLMENT FOR 2014-2015 DOES NOT BEGIN IN 4H ONLINE UNTIL AFTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2014!

The paper enrollment form is only for NEW families.  All other families must enroll in their 4-H Online account at www.4honline.com

Medical Release Forms:

Colleges and Universities:

Websites:

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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