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Annual Volunteer Training

Please join me and other adult and youth volunteers for two great topics for this year’s annual volunteer training.  Each club is required to send a representative to at least one of the sessions.  Pre-registration will be required.  The topics are timely and the presenters are top-notch, mark both dates on your calendar for some excellent information.  Snacks will be provided and all are welcome!

Engaging Teens/Older Youth in 4-H - Jan. 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m., pre-register by Jan. 3.

Research has shown that quality youth programs, those proven most effective and rated highly by young people themselves, are masterful at engaging youth at the highest level in planning, making choices, and reflecting on their learning. Attention to making youth programs fun, interesting, welcoming and encouraging to young people in 4-H Youth Development Programs is important but not enough. This session will provide insight, tools and resources volunteers can use to more effectively engage and meet the needs of teen members, a common challenge in youth programs.

Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects - Feb. 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m., pre-register by Jan. 31

Does the idea of emphasizing science in 4-H make you sweat? It doesn't have to be scary. Discover methods to reinforce simple concepts using traditional 4-H projects. You will take home ready-to-go activities that incorporate science concepts across the curriculum areas.

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