In this Issue:
  • Hitting the Mark – 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteers Ready to Lead!
  • Florida 4-H Grows Leaders
  • Is this Extracurricular Right for my Child? Try this 10-Point Checklist
  • The Subtle Differences Series: Diversity
  • PARENTS WANT TO KNOW: How to Choose a Safe and Fun-Filled Summer Camp for your Child
  • 4-H Beyond Graduation Day
  • Meet Jackson 4-H volunteer Terri Hardin
  • Colorful Cloverbud Craft Fosters Creativity, Coordination, and Communication
  • Benefits of Competition
  • 2017 National Youth Science Day
  • Clubs

    Hitting the Mark – 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteers Ready to Lead!

    Ready to Lead Sixteen 4-H volunteers joined ranks with one of Florida 4-H’s largest projects by earning their Level One Shooting Sports Instructor certification September 8.  Training participants included 4-H volunteers and UF/IFAS Extension staff from Escambia, Holmes, Jefferson, Marion, Wakulla, Walton, Union and Alachua counties.  What sets 4-H instructor training apart from other shooting sports …

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    Is this Extracurricular Right for my Child? Try this 10-Point Checklist

    With so many extracurriculars available these days, parents and kids are overwhelmed with choices. To choose the right one, know what to prioritize, says Heather Kent, associate director of the Florida 4-H youth development program, part of University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. “The 4-H motto is ‘To make the best …

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    The Subtle Differences Series: Diversity

    I recently the privilege to attend a national training conducted by Washington State University called Navigating Differences. The goal of the program was to help people become culturally competent.  No magic pill exists to make us instantly culturally competent.  We have to be willing to engage in and grow through the process.  According to a …

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    PARENTS WANT TO KNOW: How to Choose a Safe and Fun-Filled Summer Camp for your Child

    As the school year wraps up, you’re likely trying to fill up your child’s summer with fun and educational programs.  Fortunately, you’ll find a variety of day and residential summer camps out there.  Does the thought of  sending your child to camp cause anxiety for your or your child?  If so, let’ me give you …

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    4-H Beyond Graduation Day

    Graduation has come and gone for our newest 4-H Alumni who are beginning their journeys in college, technical school or the workforce.  Our 4-H Seniors have given so much to their county, district and state programs over their years of service.  Here are a few ways to make sure your Senior gets all he/she can …

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    Meet Jackson 4-H volunteer Terri Hardin

    Expanding Horizons and Teaching Work Ethics  Jackson County 4-H volunteer club leader Terri Hardin wears many hats.  From working with youth at Golson Elementary School to working on her family ranch in Grand Ridge, Terri is one busy lady!  Somehow though she manages to find time to meet with the youth in the Country Bumpkins …

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    Colorful Cloverbud Craft Fosters Creativity, Coordination, and Communication

    The month of March is here and therefore Spring is in the air.  Our Cloverbuds are anxious to be outside with the warmer weather so a craft that has them up and about would be a perfect match.  One of my all-time favorite Cloverbud crafts is the perfect activity for this time of the year, …

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    Benefits of Competition

    From its beginning, the 4-H program has used a system of clubs and competitive activities to promote learning and the development of specific skills of 4-H members (Ladewig & Thomas, 1987). Sometimes competition is viewed negatively.  Florida 4-H does not believe that competition is beneficial for youth under the age of eight, but for older …

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    2017 National Youth Science Day

    As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge is called Incredible Wearables!  This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving …

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