Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 3, 2019

Black Hawk County 4-H Staff and AmeriCorps presented to EMBARC (The Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center) in Waterloo to share information about the local and state 4-H program. Heather, Diane, Kei-Che and Emily loved the opportunity to share an icebreaker activity, talk about the purpose and process of the 4-H program, and Kei-Che taught the 4-H Pledge in American Sign Language. Later this week, EMBARC Staff and Volunteers will be joining ISUEO Staff and Council Members to share about their program and the valued individuals they serve throughout the Cedar Valley. Watch for 4-H program updates as EMBARC and 4-H continue to partner in youth development!

June 3, 2019

We need YOU to sign up to Pick Up Trash and Empty Trash Cans at Overman Park June 28, 29 and 30th! We have 2 HOUR SHIFTS to choose from. Please Click Here to sign Up!

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May 31, 2019

Fairy Garden Workshop

4-Her's bring a Friend.... We have all the supplies so there is no charge for this class. To be held at the Dick Young Greenhouse, 1505 Logan Ave., Waterloo.
Saturday, June 15th 9:30-11:30pm 

Bring a container you would like to have your Fairy Garden made in, or we do have some Tea Cups. Plants will be provided. Bring your creativity! You can also enter your Fairy Garden as a Fair Project in FAIR ENTRY under Ag and Natural Resources #10260!

We are also painting BlueBird house that where pre-made for us. We'll be working in teams of 2 to paint these. We will at a later date take them to George Wyth State Park to be installed.

We have a limit of 15 kids for this class... so sign up early! Questions call 319-234-6811. Sign Up HERE!

May 30, 2019

Was a wonderful day of learning all kinds of Safety Tips! See all photos on FACEBOOK!

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held at La Porte City Elementary School on May 24th with over 300 students, teachers, adult volunteers, FFA members, and ISU Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County staff in attendance. Educational safety lessons will be delivered to children from Kindergarten through 5th grade.


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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