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4-H Youth Program Associate

University of Missouri Extension is hiring a 4-H Youth Program Associate

for McDonald and Newton counties.  This 32 hour a week position will

serve as the day to day face of 4-H in McDonald county and assist with

4-H programming in Newton county and in the Southwest region of the state. 

Full position description and application instructions can be found at:

 

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Questions can be addressed to Mike Coffey 4-H Youth Specialist at

417-455-9500. 

Do not bring Resumes and applications to the office as this is an

online application process.

 

4-H

Applications and forms

End of year reports due to Club Leader Aug. 31.

Recognition Form Level 1 (ages 8-10)

http://4h.missouri.edu/resources/materials/docs/Y2000.pdf

Recognition Form Level 2 (ages 11-13)

http://4h.missouri.edu/resources/materials/docs/Y2100.pdf

 Recognition Form Level 3 (ages 14-18)

http://4h.missouri.edu/resources/materials/docs/Y2200.pdf

 

Volunteer Screening Application form 2016-2017

Annual Background Check (form)

 

4-H Enrollment

Go to 4honline.com to set up your family profile.

Achievement Day

Achievement Day Guide Book 2016

 

4-H Newsletters:

McDonald 11-17.pdf

4-H Clubs

Contact the club leader or extension office for more information.

Cornerstone                              Ronda Holly          762-3163
Southwest City                           Lindsey Penn        762-3870

Crossroads                                Rita Garnett          628-3254
Longview

Hooves, Paws, and Claws            Julie Hilton        355-3679                  
Goodman                                   

Splitlog                                    Jennifer Keaton      775-2231
Splitlog                                    

Mustang Pride                          Linda Howerton     455-9500
Noel  (after school)http://extension.missouri.edu/mcdonald/documents/4-H%20News%20July%202017.pdf

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.