Stefanie Prevatt

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Name: Stefanie Prevatt
Date registered: February 1, 2013
URL: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/4h

Latest posts

  1. Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins — May 25, 2017
  2. Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers — September 22, 2016
  3. Volunteers SPIN into 4-H and Find New Friends and Opportunities! — April 14, 2016
  4. Grow Confidence with Blue Ribbon 4-H Public Presentations — March 25, 2016
  5. CERT helps 4-Hers Learn Citizenship and Workforce Skills — July 17, 2015

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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins

Six years ago, Alex’s grandmother registered her to attend summer camp at Cherry Lake with Leon County 4-H and she hasn’t looked back since! Alex has become one of the shining stars of the Leon County 4-H program. She has held positions of Parliamentarian, Secretary, and Vice President of the Leon County 4-H Leadership Council. …

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Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers

“Experts estimate that 2 to 14 year-olds have sway over $500 billion a year in household purchasing (Calvert 2008).”  In other words, adults make decisions each day concerning purchases for their household, but youth have tremendous influence over what parents are buying. The 4-H Consumer Choices judging contest is ideal for helping youth understand the …

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Volunteers SPIN into 4-H and Find New Friends and Opportunities!

Many of our greatest relationships can be traced back to chance encounters. Evelyn Gonzalez and Becky Pengelly, the Leon County 4-H Sewing SPIN (Special Interest) Club Leaders, met by chance though the encouragement their 4-H Agent, Stefanie Prevatt. Evelyn learned of Leon County 4-H in the summer of 2014 through her service with the Tallahassee …

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Grow Confidence with Blue Ribbon 4-H Public Presentations

A 2001 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking.  This statistic inspired the famous joke by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld that at most funerals, “the average person would prefer to be the one in the casket rather than the one delivering the eulogy.”  Fortunately, 4-H offers an easy …

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CERT helps 4-Hers Learn Citizenship and Workforce Skills

It’s mid-summertime. Tourists are flocking to beaches like seagulls to bread. Summer camps and in full swing and so are daily afternoon thunderstorms. In Florida, torrential rain, lightening, and thunderstorms are so common place they often aren’t treated with due respect. However, one group of 4-H teens and adult volunteers in Leon County have been …

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Growing Entrepreneurs through 4-H Gardens

Garden-based education is taking America by storm. While this is concept dates as far back as the seventeenth century, it certainly feels like the popular movement of the day. 4-H has been using garden based education since 1902 with tomato and corn clubs to teach life skills such as resiliency, planning and organizing, and communication. …

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Pinterest Fails can be Teachable Moments

I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I am, admittedly, a perfectionist. And Pinterest sets me up for failure. Perhaps it’s because I am the least crafty person you will ever meet, but nothing ever turns out the way it looks in the photos. Yet, I keep searching and trying new things. Today’s Pinterest find …

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Creating a Plan for Your 4-H Club

Welcome to the new 4-H year! As you begin making plans to re-connect with your club members and families, make plans to create a year-long plan for your 4-H Club. Why should your 4-H club plan up to a year in advance? A plan will help to: Meet the needs of all members Share responsibilities (among …

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Pledge Your Hands to Service Learning

April kicks off the global month of service. If you are responsible for guiding and organizing service learning projects for your 4-H Club (or any other organization), follow this five step process to ensure a successful, enriching experience for all involved: 1. Assess. Who (or what) needs help in your local community? Ask for youth …

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