4-H Military Partnerships

Category: Fall 2017

4-H Grows Here Banners

In late August, the 4-H Grows Here banners were sent to the Army CYS, Air Force CYP, and Navy CYP installations. Please confirm with your local installation to make sure they received their banner(s). If they have not, please let me know, so I can track the shipment.

If you are interested in purchasing one for yourself or more, you may do so at the 4-H Mall. Yohannes Berhane (Yberhane@fourhcouncil.edu) sent me an email stating if you want to order banners, to email him directly with the number of banners and he would help get your order shipped out within a day or two.

Also, the 4-H Mall has a new website for order. Here is the information for the new 4-H Mall website and the banner direct link for order. (Disregard that is says they are out of stock.)

New Website: https://shop4-h.org/

Banner Order Link: https://shop4-h.org/products/4-h-grows-here-2-x-4-banner


Picture courtesy of Barksdale Air Force Base Youth Center, Louisiana

Reporting Thank You/Impact Statements

A big thank you to you and your local staff from KSU for the mid-year reporting. We greatly appreciate the 4-H programs you provided and the documentation of your work.

Each state is to provide an impact statement for on-installation and geographically dispersed programming. Support for writing an impact statement can be found on the 4-H Military Partnership Intranet, please review these pieces as you develop your impact statements. If you have any questions or comments, please let Carol know.

Once again, thank you to Georgia and Florida for strengthening our focus on evaluation and reporting at the 2017 4-H Military Partnership Meeting.

Kudos to Dave Francis

Congratulations Dave Francis, Utah Extension 4-H Military Liaison!

4‑H and Google Team Up to Bring Computer Science Education to Kids Across the Country

Chevy Chase, MD (August 11, 2017) – If there is one point on which most Americans agree, it is that technology will play an increasingly important role in the way we live and work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that in just three years there will be 1.4 million computer science-related jobs, and only 400,000 qualified job candidates.

In response, 4‑H, America’s largest youth development organization, and Google are coming together for a first-of-its-kind computer science (CS) collaboration that will teach kids both technical skills like coding, and essential skills students will need in the future like, teamwork and resilience. But the program isn’t just about programming computers, it’s about helping students learn skills they’ll need to approach problems in a fundamentally different way across every discipline from business to engineering to the arts.

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Professional Development Opportunities Through E-academy

A diverse environment requires a knowledgeable, respectful, and inclusive community. I am excited to announce that the 2017 E-Academy professional development series will focus on engaging our diverse youth. “The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Positive Youth Development” will be a 10 session online professional development series taking place from October 2 – October 23, 2017.

This e-academy will be an in-depth, targeted online professional development series designed for 4-H and other youth development professionals. The focus will be on promoting diversity and inclusion throughout 4-H’s programs and increasing the awareness of social issues that affect youth development.

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Youth Development Newsletters

Special Edition: Youth Development Newsletters

Below you will find a sampling of electronic newsletters whose work is relevant to positive youth development. The title link will bring you to the subscription page if you wish to receive a specific newsletter. These newsletters are not produced by 4-H National Headquarters and no endorsement of these newsletter is intended or implied.

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JMG and the US WW1 Centennial Commission Poppy Seed Program

The JMG program has partnered with the WWI Memorial Commission on a national service project for 4-H youth to be involved with building the WWI Memorial.  It is a great fit for the Junior Master Gardener program to promote because it ties to gardening!

Groups can make a donation of $64.99 and receive 60 poppy seed packets from the WWI Memorial Commission. They can then sell the seeds to support their program.  The recommended selling price is $2 per seed packet, which would generate $120. Basically, the first dollar goes to fund the National WWI memorial and the second dollar stays local for the 4-H club, school group, etc. to support their activities/programs.

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We need pictures all year round for a variety of marketing and promotional materials and the website. If you have pictures that are high quality, high resolution, that tell a story during an activity, and include the 4-H Clover and military families in uniform, send them my way.