I just want to share with all of the volunteers and agents in district 9 a look at the difference you make in the lives of youth. We all get that “feel good” moment when we help a child, but I want to share with you empirical evidence of the difference you make. A recent evaluation of “Big Time in D9″ shows the results in life skills gained by youth participation in the event. This link will take you to the full summary of results of the evaluation. Please focus… Read More →
Leadership Lab registration is now open on 4-H Connect through June 1, 2014. This deadline is a little later than previously set. District Officer Applications are still due May 25, 2014. At this year’s event you can expect to: Dance Team Buiild Geocache Explore alternative energy Challenge yourself on the ropes cours For all of the details go to: http://d94-h.tamu.edu/eventsandcontests/leadership-lab/ Cost is $255 for youth and $210 for adults and the dates are June 16-18 at the Texas 4-H Center.
All contest results have been posted from Big Time in D9. For Judging contests go to Judgingcard.com for complete details. All other contest will have results posted on the contest section of the D9 web page. Score sheets from contests are being returned through your county Extension office. I hope you had as much fun as we did!
Duds to Dazzle is the hottest new 4-H project in the Fashion and Sewing arena. For 20 competitors only, we will be offering this new and exciting experience at Big Time in D9! The first 20 to sign up on the District 9 Duds to Dazzle web page will be entered into the contest free of charge. For those of you already attending Big Time in D9, check the schedule closely. This contest will only be offered on May 2, and may conflict with contests you are already… Read More →
Calling all 4-H members that would like to lend a hand at Big Time in D9. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to get some awesome record book experiences at Big Time in D9. Don’t miss out! All you have to do is go to this sign-up page. From here you can select the things you would like to help with and plan on being there. We are looking for: Facilities help (setting up rooms) Contest support (assisting superintendents) Tech Team Members (posting photos on Facebook)… Read More →
Empowerment Promotion Equip These are all words that describe the Fuel Up to Play 60/ Healthy Living Ambassador Program! This program will be a great opportunity for 4-H member 15 years or older who have an interest in Healthy Living, and Leadership. This is not a “Gimme”. Youth will need to apply and be accepted into the program. As such they will work with a State Leadership team to guide the direction of the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles project and will promote the program across the state! If this… Read More →
Hotel rooms in Alvin, Tx are filling up fast for “Big Time in D9″. I wish I could say it was because District 9 4-H is coming to town, but honestly it is because there is another conference going on in Alvin the same weekend we will be there…. I know!!! Who would have thought Alvin, Tx was a Mecca for conventions? Regardless, if you will be staying overnight while at Big Time in D9 you need to book a room EARLY! To help out with this we… Read More →
The Texas 4-H Virtual Conference begins tomorrow!!! That is February 25, 2014. The sessions are strategically scheduled to interrupt your lunch and your dinner at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm. But they will not interupt your workday (much). So please plan to attend. Full schedule and instructions on how to participate can be found here: Oh, and did I say, this is Virtual? So dress code is optional and travel time should be near zero.
Yes, it’s that time of year again for 4-H Horse exhibitors to validate their horses. Depending on how you look at it, this process should be easier this year. If you are riding the same horse this year that you rode last year, the process will be smooth and painless. If you have a different horse, or if you are validating for the first time, then the process is a little more involved. You will need digital photos of your horse from front and both sides. You will… Read More →
Making the Case for Project-Based Learning Thought I would change the pace to day and share something I have read. “Project Based Learning”, sounds eerily like what we do in 4-H, doesn’t it? When you read the article you will understand that what the author is referring to is academic structure and how we teach in school. But it highlights a structure we have long employed in the 4-H program; Learn by Doing. The process of using a project to bridge the information from various disciplines into one… Read More →