MECKLENBURG COUNTY 4-H NC Cooperative Extension: Mecklenburg County Center
4-H Staff: Racquel McNeil, Agent & Catherine Daniels, Program Assistant
WELCOME Thanks for coming! We're glad you are here...
ICEBREAKER Popping the Question
WHO WE ARE
WHAT COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CAN PROVIDE YOU…
WHAT IS 4-H? • The 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. • The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities. • These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers.
THE HEART OF 4-H • 4-H Mission 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. • 4-H Vision A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
THE FOUR H’S??? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? • The 4-Hs Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. Head - Managing, Thinking Heart - Relating, Caring Hands - Giving, Working Health - Being, Living
• The 4-H Pledge I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
4-H HEALTHY LIVING
• Lean & Mean Rolls • Chocolate-Granola Apple Wedges • Ranch-Style Dip Experiential Learning at it’s best… You’re making your own refreshments tonight!
RECIPES & INGREDIENTS Chocolate-Granola Apple Wedges • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped • 1/3 cup low-fat granola without raisins • 1 large apple, cut into 16 wedges 1. Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds, or until chocolate melts. 2. Place granola in a shallow dish. Dip apple wedges, skin side up, in chocolate; allow excess chocolate to drip back into bowl. Dredge wedges in granola. Place wedges, chocolate side up, on a large plate. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until set.
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Ranch-Style Dip 4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine cream cheese and buttermilk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Lean & Mean Rolls • 1 stick low-fat string cheese • 1 slice lean ham or turkey deli meat • 1 teaspoon honey mustard 1. Squirt honey mustard in center of deli meat then place 1 stick of string cheese in the center and proceed to tuck and roll. Seal the roll with a small dab of mustard or a toothpick.
SCENES FROM YOUR LOCAL 4-H Enjoy scenes and information from some of our local 4-H programs, partnerships, people, and projects…
See something of interest? 4-H volunteer involvement, enrollment, and contact information to follow!
4-H SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Design It! Series: Rubberband Powered Cars and Balls & Tracks
Embryology: 4-H Hatching Project
4-H SUMMER PROGRAMS
Robotics Workshops Mini Chefs/Healthy Lifestyles Workshops: Cooking, Garden to Table, & Getting Active Residential Summer Camp LEGO Engineering Workshops
Mini Society: Entrepreneurship
Programs with community partners & organizations
4-H SPECIAL INTEREST PROGRAMS
NYSD Programming with local recreation centers Grant Programs
4-H COUNTY, DISTRICT, & STATE PROGRAMS 4-H Congress at NCSU
4-H Teen Retreats
4-H Presentations 4-H Competitions
4-H CURRICULUM & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS
4-H Curriculum Trainings
Program Planning & Implementation/Logic Model Trainings
Five or more members ages 5-18 Volunteer Led/Youth Run Planned Programs Meet throughout the year Community service & citizenship projects Volunteer leaders attend trainings
4-H CLUBS Club Meeting Agenda • Business Session • Educational Program • Recreation/Refreshments
▪ Working with officers ▪ Program planning ▪ Celebrations
4-H ENROLLMENT Scan the QR code with your smart phone to go download the 4-H enrollment form to join now!! *You may also contact your 4-H staff for this form and information about clubs near you.
4-H Survives Solely on Volunteers What 4-H volunteers can gain… • Studies indicate that volunteers experience greater health benefits and, in some cases, individuals can combat the onset of depression simply by volunteering. Other benefits include increased social skills and an expanded social network. • 4-H volunteers can make a positive difference in children's lives. This can trigger a sense of commitment, pride and accomplishment, which leads to a more positive selfimage. The more positive your self-image, the more likely you are to set and accomplish positive personal goals. • As you help children develop communication and teamwork skills, you're also strengthening them in yourself. Some volunteers may open new doors for employment based on the skills they have learned and developed. • Today, when families are busier than ever and time seems limited, having a positive adult role model can truly influence children's path. Volunteering with 4-H allows these positive impacts to occur.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION RESOURCES, OPPORTUNITIES, & UPDATES Scan the QR code with your smart phone to go directly to our 4-H volunteer webpage within our county 4-H website to learn more!!
VOLUNTEER POINT OF CONTACT Catherine Daniels, 4-H Program Assistant
As your local volunteer coordinator I provide the following: • 4-H volunteer role descriptions which clearly outline duties, expectations, etc. • 4-H volunteer training for the role/capacity in which you wish to serve • Specific details of our local 4-H volunteer opportunities • Continued 4-H volunteer support & updates
Racquel McNeil, 4-H Agent [email protected]
704-336-4015 Catherine Daniels, 4-H Program Assistant [email protected]
LEGO BINGO ACTIVITY
THANK YOU • We appreciate ALL of our volunteers! Without their help in 4-H, great opportunities like these and so much more would not be possible. • It is our hope that a 4-H Advisory Council will only further enhance our programming abilities, reach, involvement, and advocacy.
Question of the Day…. • What do you see young people in your area doing these days? • How do you think 4-H can help make these young people more productive as citizens?
Please divide into two groups Discuss question 1 or 2 Jot down group responses on sheet provided
4-H Advisory Council Goals & Expectations • 4-H Program Advocacy & Marketing • Review Current 4-H Program Efficiency, Influence, and Reach • Suggest and/or Assist with New 4-H Program Ideas & Information • Lead 4-H Fundraising and/or Program Sponsorship & Donation Efforts
• Overall the Advisory Council is not to be a governing body but rather a supportive board to suggest, recommend, give advice/advise, assist, and provide feedback as to what's working/not working, etc. • Must keep open communication with 4-H staff • Attend schedule Advisory Council Meetings regularly