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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!
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3. What is the State Bird of Wisconsin
  • The Badger
  • The Cheese Head
  • The Flying DairyCowBird
  • The Robin
  • Midwest Express
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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