4-H Objective To assist teachers in helping student achieve required benchmarks that are assessed by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and the Florida Wrights.
Impressive statistics! • Over 2 Million youth participants to date • Strong Commitment by Tropicana for continued support • Youth develop skills for life • Time tested program • Evaluations show an increase in Public Speaking skills
History 1952 Mrs. Inez Pettigrew, a teacher at Palm View Elementary in Palmetto, Florida started public speaking program 1969 Tropicana adopted the program in association with local 4-H organizations The program is coordinated and underwritten by Tropicana, a division of PEPSICO and administered through the 4-H Youth Development Program, Extension Service of the University of Florida.
Student Objectives • Recognize the necessity of obtaining as much information as possible on a given topic • Carefully organize the materials to be presented in a timely and orderly speech • Develop a pleasing personal style before an audience • Acquire the ability to speak convincingly in public and to express ideas effectively • Develop confidence and poise
Teacher Responsibilities • Help students create, write and present speeches • Choose the classroom winner to perform in the school competition • Select the school winner for the county competition. • Prepare the school winner for the county competition
Judging Criteria Composition Presentation
EvaluationWeb Resources • Evaluation Tools available online at: http://florida4h.org/staff/Evaluation/etools_subjectmatter.shtml • Find additional resources at: http://florida4h.org/news/public_relations/tropicana.shtml
Evaluation Results Sample • In all six skills sets, pre and post measures indicate a statistically significant improvement • Prior to being involved in the Tropicana curriculum, the strongest skill in youth was the ability to make a presentation (2.67) while the least developed skill was to be more self-confident (2.22).
Evaluation (cont) • Post-test measures indicate that the ability to stand in front of a group had the greatest level of improvement and was the highest rated skill overall • Post-test measurements, self-confidence was still the lowest rated skill.
Sustainability • Working with your school system • Distribution of materials • Contests • Classroom • Teacher decides on judges • School • School decides on judges: 4-H helps if necessary • District • Group decision on who finds judges
4-H Contact Information Tracy A. TesdallSouth District Regional Specialized 4-H Agent UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale REC3205 College AveFort Lauderdale, FL 33314Tel: 954/577-6374Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tropicana Contact Information Tracy Szelwach (941) 742-2478 Fax: (941) 749-3966Tracy.Szelwach@Tropicana.com PepsiCo 1001 13th Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208
Order Information • Tropicana will request anticipated participation numbers in May or June • Materials' Order form • Ribbons, Medals & Plaque • Other (Banner) • You’ll get an email from Tropicana directly.
Credits • Jean Hink, MPA., 4-H Youth Development, Pasco County Extension • Georgene Bender, Regional Specialized Agent, South Central District • Lynnelle MaysFormer 4-H Public Relations Coordinator • Tracy Tesdall, Regional Specialized Agent, South District