Black Hawk 4H & Youth

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January 17, 2020

The Black Hawk County 4-H FTC team competed in their League Championship in Denver Iowa on Saturday January 11th. Their efforts in the competition that day coupled with a successful season to date, landed them a spot on the winning alliance. This was enough to give the team an invitation to the super regional competition which will be held February 1st in Waverly. The team also received recognition for their Robot design with a second place Innovation award.

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January 8, 2020


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January 8, 2020

Hey 9-12 Grade 4-Her's! You should apply for a STATE PROJECT AREA AWARD... deadline Feb. 1st!
A complete list of Iowa 4-H project areas can be found on HERE!
January 7, 2020

4-H College Scholarships

Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.)  Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year. Please visit the links below for more information. 

To be eligible for any of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2 letters of recommendation are required - one from an Extension staff member or 4-H volunteer and one from a school/college academic advisor or teacher.  College undergraduates may submit both letters from academic advisors.

All 4-H scholarship applications are due February 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS

January 7, 2020

Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm at the Black Hawk County Extension office

This training is for:

  • 4-H Leaders who were not able to attend the Annual Training session on December 5, 2019
  • New 4-H Leaders that were not able to attend the New Volunteer Training on October 24, 2019 or wish to attend this session for additional information

All Black Hawk County 4-H Leaders who are eligible for this training will be invited to the session by email and receive further information on training deadlines, registration, and online options as applicable.  

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Conference Logo

    Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

  • 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!

  • 4-H Equation

    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.

  • 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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