Tag Archive: Youth

2017 National Youth Science Day

As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge is called Incredible Wearables!  This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/04/2017-national-youth-science-day/

Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

Teens from across the panhandle joined forces to take a stand against cancer by celebrating Global Youth Service Day. This weekend, hundreds of Florida 4-H youth are taking a stand against cancer by distributing chemo kits to cancer patients.  Our 4-Hers are joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/florida-4-h-celebrates-global-youth-service-day/

Youth Gain from Camping Experiences

With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to enroll your children in residential and/or day camps. For most communities there are a variety of camps offered. Camping experiences not only give children something to do, they are also great learning experiences. Just as a garden or flowerbed requires critical elements like water, sunshine, space, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/28/youth-gain-from-camping-experiences/

“From Seed to Plate” – Youth Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

Planting Time Did you know that something as simple as a garden can help youth not only learn to love vegetables, but also improve their science scores?  Fifth-graders at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Elementary Schools experienced the benefits of gardening this year through the 4-H Seed to Plate Program.  This program teaches youth how to plant, maintain, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/from-seed-to-plate-youth-enjoy-the-fruits-of-their-labor/

Youth Gardening Grows Across the Country

Backyard gardens have increased in popularity the last few years, with record calls to Extension offices statewide on how to grow tomatoes and preserve produce.  Along with the boom in home gardening, schools have steadily added gardens to their campuses. There are countless benefits to including children in growing their own food. Personal experience and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/18/youth-gardening-grows-across-the-country/

New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

4-H Volunteers strive to provide safe and secure learning environments.   From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/06/new-4-h-youth-protection-policy-in-place/

Including Youth in Your Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of family traditions, reflection and thankfulness! Remember to include children in the planning and preparation. In 4-H, we stress learn by doing and want to encourage you to consider that motto. Children love being included that inspires their creativity, imagination and sense of belonging. Being involved teaches life skills, such as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/including-youth-in-your-holiday-traditions/

4-H National Youth Science Day

Looking at two different plans designed by group Drawing a map layer Teens and staff training to teach NYSD Material     October 6-12 was National 4-H Week, and more than 6 million young people across the country celebrated the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and the incredible 4-H’ers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/4-h-national-youth-science-day/

Risk Management – Protecting Youth AND Volunteers

Julie Pigott Dillard Everything we do on a daily basis involves a certain amount of risk.  When working with youth, it’s your responsibility as a volunteer to reduce and/or eliminate as much risk as possible.  By taking a pro-active approach to risk management, you’ll identify potential risks of injury and make sure steps are in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/28/risk-management-protecting-youth-and-volunteers/