Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Cooperative Leadership Camp
White Lake, NC
High school rising sophomores, juniors or seniors
Interactive leadership, teamwork activities with an emphasis on how cooperatives work/governance. Participants will make a t-shirt cooperative. Recreational opportunities include swimming, mini golf, volleyball and more.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Strawberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Raspberries,
Ready to expand your world? Consider the 4-H International Exchange program. You can start out small with the summer, month-long exchange program. This involves hosting a 12-15 year old Japanese student, if you have a child the same gender and within 2 years of age as the student. Norwegian, Argentina and Costa Rican 15-19 year old matches are available as well.
High-school, year long- matches are also available for families. Host families do not have to have children of the same age or gender as the Exchange student.
If you are really adventurous, try the Outbound program. Opportunities are available for 13-19 year olds to travel to Japan, Finland, Australia, Argentina, and Costa Rica.
Application deadline: April 15
Hosting month-long Japanese students goes from July 14-August 19
Expectations: Families are encouraged to conduct their normal activities but to make sure that the student is introduced to the community and the family; ie, take student to the grocery store, have them visit the grandparents house if appropriate and close proximity, introduce them to neighbors and friends, go to 4-H meetings, take them to church if the family is a church goer etc... It is not required that the family plan special vacations.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Citizenship can be considered broadly as the collective action we take to address our common concerns (from 4-H Public Adventures). 4-H offers many ways for young people to be involved in such community and government process. "An important part of being civically engaged is asking what you can do for your country, as well as your school, neighborhood, town and county." (Civic Engagement: After-School Activities for Citizenship, Leadership and Service)
See below for some opportunities for civic engagement
Interested in citizenship and how our state legislature works? Apply for the
7th Annual 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus on June 13-15, 2011, in Raleigh at the Sheraton Downtown
*Who can attend?*
100 - 170 North Carolina 4-H'ers, ages 14-19 and appropriate adults. All are selected by the application process. We are recruiting at least 2 per county - new or returning youth and adults.
See flyer for details.
Youth Voice 2011
14-19 year olds
Partner with County commissioners to ensure that commissioners in every county have information from young people about their views on local issues
Participate in other district or local 4-H events, such as Teen Leadership Conference (fall), Teen Retreat (April) and more!
Other Youth Advocacy resources
How to advocate youth issues
Thursday, March 3, 2011
4-H Camp Registration Open
It's never too early to begin enrolling for 4-H Camp for Summer 2011. Watauga County 4-H will escort a group of 8-14 year old campers to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. The center is located above Greensboro in Rockingham County, near Reidsville. The camping week is June 26-July 1. To guarantee a spot, register by January 28. The good news is you can reserve your spot with a $100.00 deposit and have until June to save up for the rest of the fee, which is $280.00 more (a total of $380.00). The fee covers meals, lodging, t-shirt, transportation to camp and more. Registration will continue beyond January 28, but spaces may not be guaranteed. Contact the 4-H office at 264-3061 for more information or to register. Check the website out at http://www.nc4h.org/centers
Download registration form from right-hand column under Forms.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Explore 4-H on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00 at the Agricultural Conference Center. This group meets monthly and is targeted toward 5-9 year olds, exploring a variety of topics. Our theme this month will be animals.
For some great links on dogs and pets, check out these sites:
Pet-People Partnership online activities
Kids and Dogs
List of links