In this Issue:
  • Using LEGOs to Grow Literacy Skills in 4-H Clubs
  • From Learning to Leading: Jerrett Kandzer, a True Leader
  • Ruth Ann Scurry Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame
  • 4-H Alumni Growing the Next Generation of #TrueLeaders
  • 4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership
  • Growing Independence Through 4-H Clubs
  • Spreading the “4-H Bug”
  • Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
  • 4-H Club Leader Grows Resilience and Empathy
  • 4-H U Live Streaming Tonight!
  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Using LEGOs to Grow Literacy Skills in 4-H Clubs

    Books, DVD’s, audio books, magazines and…LEGO’s?  Yes, all of these can be found at the Washington County Public Library along with enthusiastic 4-H Club Leader, Renae Rountree.  Renae, Director of the WCPL, partnered with Washington County 4-H three years ago to “LEGO My Library” and start the Brick Bratz 4-H Club that meets twice a …

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    From Learning to Leading: Jerrett Kandzer, a True Leader

    As a 4-H Agent, one remembers many of their “firsts” on the job, i.e., their first day, their first fair, their first 4-H club meetings, etc.  For me in Holmes County 4-H, I was hired in the midst of a reorganization phase within the program.  I clearly remember meeting Jerrett Kandzer one of my first …

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    Ruth Ann Scurry Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

      Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, Jefferson County 4-H Club Leader and Volunteer, on being inducted into the 2016 University of Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.  Mrs. Scurry was one of only five individuals inducted this year, and the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award for Florida …

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    4-H Alumni Growing the Next Generation of #TrueLeaders

    “First you are a part of it, then it becomes a part of you.” What better way to describe that inside “IT” factor that drives our 4-H Alumni to continue supporting our programming in order “To Make the Best Better.” In the case of the Walton County Cherokee Riders Horse Club, they are doubly blessed …

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    4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership

    The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities and honor them for their commitment and sacrifice. They are resilient …

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    Growing Independence Through 4-H Clubs

    Today is our final post for this year’s National Volunteer Week Celebration.  We’ve heard from several different types of volunteers- project club leaders, school volunteers, gardening volunteers and SPIN club volunteers.  Today we will hear from Mrs. Linda Jones, a Gadsden County 4-H Community Club Volunteer.  After retiring from a career of teaching, Mrs. Jones stopped …

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    Spreading the “4-H Bug”

    Jerry is a retiree and currently volunteers in the 4-H learning gardens in Calhoun County, working as he is available. He also answers my many gardening questions and offers advice. I’m grateful for his commitment to the Calhoun County 4-H program, and am glad to share his 4-H story with you today in his own …

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    Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

    Sunday, April 10th, marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week.  A recent study found that volunteers are directly responsible for teaching as much as 50% of the life skills a youth learns through the 4-H program (Fogarty et al).  Volunteers are essential to the delivery of the 4-H program, and starting on Sunday, we want to share some of their …

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    4-H Club Leader Grows Resilience and Empathy

    This time of the year you can find her at the North Florida Fairgrounds in the livestock buildings. As the North Florida Fair’s Livestock Director she’ll be busy putting on a great livestock show and competition for youth and adults. Priscilla Weaver is passionate about growing the 4-H animal science program. For more than two …

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    4-H U Live Streaming Tonight!

    4-H University will be streaming live for your viewing pleasure at http://florida4h.org/live/: Tune in to see the impact UF IFAS Extension 4-H has on Florida’s youth. Don’t miss the awards banquet tonight at 6PM Eastern/5PM Central.  During tonight’s program, you can see 4-Hers accept scholarships, watch the newly elected state officers inducted, and also see distinguished …

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