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Tri-State 4-H Growth and Expansion Retreat 2007 . The Wisconsin Puzzle Piece. WISCONSIN QUIZ. How can you use your hand to understand the geographical layout of Wisconsin? What is the State Motto: Forward Go Pack Go On, Wisconsin!. 3. What is the State Bird of Wisconsin The Badger

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Wisconsin quiz
WISCONSIN QUIZ

  • How can you use your hand to understand the geographical layout of Wisconsin?

  • What is the State Motto:

    • Forward

    • Go Pack Go

    • On, Wisconsin!


3. What is the State Bird of Wisconsin

  • The Badger

  • The Cheese Head

  • The Flying DairyCowBird

  • The Robin

  • Midwest Express


4. What is the State Plant?

  • Corn

  • Wood Violet

  • Sugar Maple Tree

  • 4-H Clover


4 h youth development mission
4-H Youth Development Mission

UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development integrates research, education and community-based partnerships, enabling youth to learn and practice skills to be productive citizens


4 h youth development vision
4-H Youth Development Vision

4-H Youth Development: A Catalyst for Positive Community Youth Development


4 h clubs fundamental model for youth programs
4-H Clubs: Fundamental Model for Youth Programs

  • Skill Development

  • Sustained Adult-Youth Relationships

  • Public Youth Contributions


4 h community club membership
4-H Community Club Membership

  • 51,000 enrolled

    • 37,000 youth

      • Grades 1-13

      • Female - 60%, Male - 40%

      • 83% reside on farms & cities <10,000

    • 14,000 adult volunteers

      • Female – 70%, Male – 30%

      • Criminal background checks required

      • Youth development & child protection training required


4 h community club trends
4-H Community Club Trends

  • 37,000 youth

  • 6,300 new students (youth members) per year (2001-2005)

  • Half of the new members joining 4-H in 2001 were still enrolled in 2005

  • 11,000 or 30% of 4-H youth members had 6-12 years of continuous enrollment (2005)


4 h community club leadership
4-H Community Club Leadership

  • 14,000 adult leaders 5,000 youth leaders

  • 2,000 new 4-H adult volunteer leaders enroll annually

  • 7,000 4-H adult leaders (50%) have served six or more years with 4-H

  • Youth and adults working in partnership


4 h community clubs
4-H Community Clubs

  • 2,000 clubs statewide

  • Meet monthly, all year

  • Multi-aged, volunteer-led, youth-directed

  • Club size – 5 to 150 youth

  • Community service projects – 5 per year

  • Vehicle for generating social capital

  • Laboratory for using democratic skills


Evaluation of impact
Evaluation of Impact

  • Camp Counselor Study

  • Animal Science Evaluation

  • Arts and Communication Evaluation

  • http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/educators/index.cfm


4 h youth development personnel
4-H Youth Development Personnel

  • State

    • Faculty - 8

      • Extension 7.0 FTE (3 PhDs)

      • UW-Madison 1.0 FTE (2 PhDs)

    • Academic Staff - 6

      • Extension 3.5 FTE

      • Upham Woods 2.0 FTE

      • UW-Superior 0.5 FTE

    • Classified Staff – 5.5


4 h youth development personnel1
4-H Youth Development Personnel

  • County – 78 (72 counties)

    • Faculty – 63 FTE (all Masters Degreed)

    • Academic Staff – 15 FTE


County staff roles
County Staff Roles

  • Educational Administrator

  • Educator/Teacher

  • Volunteer Manager

  • Educational Coach

  • External Relations

  • Youth Development Advocate

4-H Community Club Program


County staff roles1
County Staff Roles

Community Youth Development

  • Partner with other youth-serving organizations

  • Community coalitions

  • Technical resource

  • Catalyst for innovation around youth environments & opportunities

  • Advocate for youth engagement


4 h community club initiatives
4-H Community Club Initiatives

  • Strengthening the 4-H Club Work Team

  • Grow 4-H Initiative


Strengthening 4 h clubs outcomes
Strengthening 4-H Clubs Outcomes

  • “4-H Community Club Central” Website

    Resources for staff and volunteers, including Starting New Clubs, Club Meetings, Leadership, Money Matters, Promotions and Volunteers

  • Developed over 26 Lesson Plans and 7 Tools

  • Conducted multiple regional trainings for youth and adult leaders


Strengthening 4 h clubs focus
Strengthening 4-H Clubs Focus

  • Starting 4-H Clubs

  • Training and Support for Youth and Adult 4-H Club Volunteer Leaders

    • Club Management and Organization

    • Club Effectiveness

  • Strengthening the 4-H Club Experience

  • Addressing Member Retention Issues


Grow 4 h
Grow 4-H

  • Began as Urban Initiative in 6 Western Counties

  • Expanded to Rural Areas in 2 Counties in 2006

  • Supported through District Innovative Grant and National 4-H Council Grant


Grow 4 h outcomes
Grow 4-H Outcomes

  • Visibility of 4-H Opportunities Increasing

  • Targeting Specific Communities and Community Partners Is Important

  • Engaging Volunteers is Needed

  • Starting New Clubs is Difficult Work

  • Additional Staffing is Essential

  • Processing Lessons Learned is Critical


Thank you

Thank You

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development


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