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4-H CAREER PORTFOLIO NE4H9000 What is the 4-H Career Portfolio It is a record of a 4-H member’s 4-H career.

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what is the 4 h career portfolio
What is the 4-H Career Portfolio
  • It is a record of a 4-H member’s 4-H career.
  • It includes a listing of a 4-H member’s personal growth and leadership experiences related to the knowledge learned, skills gained and community service/volunteer activities experienced through 4-H.
uses of the nebraska 4 h career portfolio
Uses of the Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio:
  • Developing Award Applications
  • Documenting 4-H Experiences
  • Recording Development of Life Skills
  • Applying for National 4-H Youth Congress
  • Applying for National 4-H Conference
  • Completing Scholarship Applications
  • Applying for College Entrance
  • Building Resumes
  • Applying for Jobs
grandfather clause
Grandfather Clause
  • By January 1, 2008, all 4-H youth must be using the Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio.
eight curriculum areas
Eight Curriculum Areas
  • Animal Science
  • Communication & Expressive Arts
  • Consumer & Family Science
  • Environmental Education & Earth Sciences
  • Healthy Lifestyles Education
  • Leadership & Citizenship
  • Plant Science
  • Science & Technology
number of entries sent to state competition
Number of Entries Sent to State Competition

Counties may send:

  • 7 Animal Science
  • 4 Communication & Expressive Arts
  • 5 Consumer & Family Science
  • 4 Environmental Education & Earth Sciences
  • 5 Healthy Lifestyles
  • 6 Leadership & Citizenship
  • 4 Plant Science
  • 4 Science & Technology
number selected for national 4 h youth congress
Number Selected forNational 4-H Youth Congress
  • At State Level, 15 applicants will be chosen for partial scholarships to attend National 4-H Youth Congress.
  • Alternates may attend National 4-H Youth Congress at their own expense.
  • A 4-H participant may attend National 4-H Congress one time during their 4-H career.
national 4 h youth congress
National 4-H Youth Congress
  • National 4-H Congress provides recognition to 4-H youth for their outstanding performances and achievements in 4-H.
  • The late November event provides youth high quality, relevant, educational and cross cultural experiences not otherwise obtainable within the state.
  • A 4-H participant may attend National 4-H Congress one time during their 4-H career.
selection eligibility continued
Selection & Eligibility: continued
  • 4-H participants can:
    • only represent Nebraska in one curriculum area.
    • Must complete two years of a 4-H project to be eligible to apply.
    • Must be enrolled in a related project at the time of the application and remain enrolled through the time of the award event or program.
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Selection & Eligibility: continued
  • All state award applicants must:
    • become 15-19 during the calendar year in which the incentive is actually received.
    • For competition beyond the county level a 4-H member may apply in two curriculum areas regardless of place of residence.
4 h career portfolio ne4h9000
4-H Career Portfolio (NE4H9000)
  • The 4-H Career Portfolio has been designed to be compatible with Word & Open Office Software. 4-H members can download Open Office Software from http://openoffice.org free of charge, or from the CD available at the local County Extension Office.
4 h career portfolio ne4h9000 continued
4-H Career Portfolio (NE4H9000)continued
  • Detailed instructions for each form & section can be found on the tab dividers or 4-H Career Portfolio CD available at the local County Extension Office.
  • Instructions are also available for viewing via the Nebraska State 4-H Website: www.4h.unl.edu.
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4-H Career Portfolio (NE4H9000)continued
  • The 4-H Career Portfolio must be typed in True Type Font, Times New Roman, 12 point font with 1” margins on all sides.
  • The 4-H Career Portfolio must be placed in an Acco-type fastener (a stiff 8 ½ x 11 inch binder). Do not use a loose-leaf ring binder.
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4-H Career Portfolio (NE4H9000)continued
  • Portfolio must be printed in landscape format.
  • It is recommended to use the pre-printed tab dividers available from your County Extension Office.
section 1 project accomplishments
Section 1: Project Accomplishments
  • In this section, you will identify the project(s) you are taking.
  • List what was done and/or what you accomplished and what you learned through each project.
  • Any experience related to the projects you are taking such as workshop, judging contest, presentations, speeches, camps specific to the curriculum areas should be located in Section 2.
section 2 4 h leadership community service volunteer citizenship educational experiences
Section 2: 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, Citizenship Educational Experiences
  • In this section list each 4-H activity in the appropriate curriculum area.
  • Activities can include but are not limited to camps, contests, workshops, county events, educational experiences, service projects, elected offices, committees, judging, presentations, speeches, etc.
  • You do not have to be enrolled in a project that corresponds to the curriculum area.
  • It is okay if you don’t have information for all sections.
  • It is important to show a progression of learning activities and leadership responsibility as they grow year to year.
  • See example in Section 2A.
section 3 non 4 h experiences
Section 3: Non 4-H Experiences

Directions:

  • In this section, list your most meaningful participation in school, church and community organizations other than 4-H; include leadership roles and honors received.
  • Do not include any items that pertain to 4-H in this section.
  • Note: In this section, members should show a progression of learning activities and leadership responsibility as they grow year to year.
4 h curriculum story
4-H Curriculum Story
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Describe Your Growth in Your Curriculum Area – in the area you are applying for an award
  • Part 3: Other 4-H Projects and Experiences
  • Part 4: Leadership/Community Service related to the Curriculum Area in which you are competing
  • Part 5: Conclusion – summary of the impact of 4-H on you
support materials
Support Materials
  • No more than 4 pages of photos
  • Up to 2 additional pages of supporting materials other than photos
  • A maximum of 6 pages
  • All materials must fit within the confines of an 11” X 8 1/2” landscaped page
photo pages
Photo Pages
  • No more than 4 pages of photos
  • Include a brief caption explaining the picture
  • Make sure to select photos that compliment the curriculum area
  • “Action” photos provide more impressive documentation of 4-H activities
  • Photos showing year-to-year progress or leadership activities provide excellent documentation of growth
  • Color photocopies and/or digital photos are acceptable
  • Photocopies of newspaper print pictures are not acceptable
  • Do not overlap photos where one photo must be lifted to see another
supporting materials pages
Supporting Materials Pages
  • Up to 2 additional pages of supporting materials other than photos
  • Material should relate specifically to 4-H curriculum area
  • Items must fit on 11” X 8 1/2” landscaped page
  • Do not include letters of recommendation
  • Do not use newspaper clippings or newspaper articles
  • Photography projects can not include extra photo pages
  • Do not include specific project record books
nebraska 4 h career portfolio scorecard
Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio Scorecard
  • 35% Project Accomplishments
  • 35% 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, Citizenship & Educational Experiences
  • 5% Non 4-H Experiences
  • 15% 4-H Career Story
  • 5% 4-H Support Material
  • 5% General
4 h career portfolio grandfather clause
4-H Career Portfolio Grandfather Clause
  • By January 1, 2008, all 4-H youth must be using the Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio.
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