4-H Administrative Update 2006 Youth Development Institutes March 2006
4-H Administrative Update The 4-H Question How has what I have done today made a difference in the life of young person in North Carolina?
4-H Administrative Update • Youth Development Institute Presentation • Future Direction • Strategic Priorities • Departmental Re-Structuring • Customer Teams • 4-H Camping System • Departmental Merger
4-H Administrative Update • Future Direction • Strategic Priorities • Economic Development • Education • Health/Wellness • 4-H Focus Areas • Fostering Relevant and Challenging Learning Experiences. • Strengthening Civic Responsibility through Leadership and Volunteerism. • Preparing for an Employable/Entrepreneurial Future. • Nurturing Healthy Lifestyles.
4-H Administrative Update • Departmental Re-Structuring • Customer-based teams • Youth (5 to 19 year olds) • Human Resources (Professionals and Volunteers) • Partnership Development (Individuals, Corporate, Non-Profit)
4-H Administrative Update • Customer Team Update • Youth Team • Youth Development Research Center • Program Evaluation • Human Resource Team • Continuing Professional Development Systems • Delivery Modes • Partner Team • Alignment with Strategic Priorities • Increase of Funds Raised
4-H Administrative Update • 4-H Camping System • Evaluation of 6 camp properties • Core strategies • Development of Long-Range Facility Plan for each property; comprehensive plan for system. • Recurring legislative funds for Capital Improvements. • Legislative and Private Funds for Capital Improvements • Sharing of staff between properties • Improved budgeting and financial management • Increased expectation of 4-H participation in camping • 5-year plan to eliminate camp indebtedness
4-H Administrative Update • Departmental Merger • Size – faculty and staff critical mass. • Academic Component – partnerships with UNC-G and NCSU College of Education & Psychology. • Common Issues – youth and family synergy. • Financial Resources – federal, state, grants/contracts and Foundation support. • Political Strength – ability to address issues by mobilizing a strong base of supporters from youth and families perspectives. • Details: • July 1 merger date • Associate Director for Youth and Families
4-H Administrative Update • Check List • √Departmental re-organization • Alignment of people, talents and passions based on the core customer groups • Youth Program Development and Delivery Team • Human Resource Development and Delivery Team • Partner Development • √Improved communication • 4-H Focus – electronic newsletter • State 4-H Leader Tour • √Revision and revitalization of the 4-H LRFA’s
4-H Administrative Update • Check List continued • √Right-sizing of the 4-H Camping System. • √Promotion Expectations • How do we know if we are doing a good job locally? • What is an impact and how am I going to be evaluated? • Creating our preferred future • Establishment of a 4-H Future Work Group. • Initiation of the 4-H Leadership Trust. • Development of 4-H core program. • Reinventing the 4-H After-School Program. • Strengthening all 4-H Delivery Modes.
4-H Administrative Update • Check List continued • Development of the Center for Youth Research and Development. • Development of a research and funding agenda for the Department aligned with LRFA’s. • Development of a 4-H marketing plan and planning for a new marketing/communications position for the state 4-H program. • Strategic planning for the future of 4-H Honor Club and 4-H Alumni.
4-H Administrative Update • Check List continued • Strengthen relationships with other Departments, Colleges and Universities to development a strong undergraduate major and/or minor core for future 4-H agent recruitment and development. • Long-term planning regarding the future of the Youth Leadership Development specialization. • Integration of 4-H into all camping programs as a major feature. • Re-invigoration and upgrading of State 4-H Congress.
4-H Administrative Update • Check List continued • Upgrading of training and support for State 4-H Council and Officers. • Upgrading of 4-H web site to be more interactive and targeted to specific customer groups. • Development of an Annual 4-H Citizenship Event. • Annual Community Development/Service Project associated with National 4-H Week. • Strengthening 4-H Subject Matter Specialist Support.
4-H Administrative Update • Check List continued • Upgrade the awards and incentive programs for 4-H youth. • Add faculty to focus specifically on curriculum development. • Expand opportunities for 4-H with military youth and families.
4-H Administrative Update • BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goals • Customer Goals • Impact over 1.2 million youth in North Carolina per year by 2015. • An abundant supply of well trained, highly-qualified and motivated of 4-H agents and program assistants in North Carolina by 2010. • Over 120,000 well-trained and motivated 4-H volunteers in North Carolina by 2015. • Over $6 million dollars annually raised for 4-H youth programming by 2015.