National Collegiate 4-H

Saturday, April 04, 2009

4-H on Facebook

Find 4-H on Facebook
4-H has an official page on Facebook now. Make sure to visit it to become a fan. It's only been online for 4 days and it already has more than 5000 fans! The ACCESS 4-H staff say that 42% of them are between 18 and 24, so way to go Collegiate 4-H members on inviting everyone! Visit the 4-H page on Facebook by clicking on the Facebook badge and make sure to invite all your friends. Also, if you're not a member already, we have a rather large Collegiate 4-H group on Facebook that you should join.

Friday, October 31, 2008

UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants

Here's a new grant opportunity that your club may be eligible for!

A new mini-grant available from Youth Service America for service-learning projects addressing childhood obesity -

UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants (applicants from selected states in the USA)

UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America are excited to offer the UnitedHealth HEROES service-learning grant program for youth-led community education projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, and in the following specific areas: Florida—selected counties, Illinois—Chicagoland and Peoria, and New York—Long Island, New York City and Syracuse.

These grants of up to $1,000 support teachers, service-learning coordinators and students in the health professions to implement service-learning projects around childhood obesity and engage children and youth ages 5 to 25 as volunteers. We encourage semester-long projects that launch in February, and celebrate Global Youth Service Day, April 24-26, 2009.

To learn more, download materials below. Questions? E-mail:

Deadline: January 15, 2009.

  1. To download the Introduction and Requirements (pdf) click here.
  2. We provide a brief eligibility quiz to assist potential applicants in figuring out whether they are eligible to apply. To download and take a brief eligibility quiz (htm) click here.
  3. We provide the application questions in pdf format to help applicants gather relevant information prior to beginning an application. To preview the application form and guidelines (pdf) click here.
  4. To download our web-based application form (htm) click here. You can save the document to your computer and complete it at another time. Please note the following:
    • You must complete the entire application in one session, including the budget template. Information that you fill in cannot be saved. Please preview questions and gather information requested before you begin the application.
    • You must be connected to the internet to access the online resources provided as hyperlinks in the application.
    • You must be connected to the internet to submit the completed form and budget spreadsheet.
    • Upon successful submission of a completed application, you will receive an automated confirmation by email. If you do not receive the confirmation, your application was not submitted correctly.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Collegiate 4-H Facilitators announced

Congratulations to the following Collegiate 4-H members who were selected to serve as Collegiate 4-H Facilitators during the 2008 National 4-H Conference.

Amy Frerich

South Dakota State University

Katrina Swinehart

Ohio State University- Newark

Jonathan Holmes

Clemson University

Dana Thomas

State University of New York - Cortland

Dawn Jason

Louisiana Tech University

Ashley Thompson

Miami University - Ohio

Paul Kersey

Florida Southern University

Hayley Trahan-Liptak

Boston College

Wendee Killmon

University of Delaware

Grace Tucker

Kansas State University

Lauren Mouton

Nicholls State University

Gillette Vaira

Montana State University

Chris Nowicki

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Benjamin Wenner

Montana State University

Alyssa Ross

Rutgers University

Reginald Wideman

Clemson University

Danielle Smarsh

University of Delaware

Emily Kay Wunderlich

Rutgers University

Collegiate 4-H Facilitators provide leadership for key components of the National 4-H Conference. Facilitators lead delegates through team building activities, "citizenship excursions" as well as round table discussions —which leads to the recommendations that youth provide to the Secretary of Agriculture and others to strengthen the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Announcing the New NAB for 08-09

North Central Region President
Jessica Falkenthal, Indiana University

Northeast Region President
Alyssa Ross, Rutgers University

Southern Region President, NAB Chair
Casey East, Troy University

Western Region Representative
Autumn Sheridan, Colorado State University

Northeast Region Second Year Member
Lisa Richardson, University of Maryland

North Central Region Second Year Member
Amy Redman, Dickinson State University

Southern Region Second Year Member
Sarah Edens, Oklahoma State University

Western Region Second Year Member
April Mendenhall, Colorado State University

2009 National Conference Coordinator
Beth Neil, University of Minnesota

Business Manager
Ashley Buford, University of Georgia

Nacona Canady, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Advocacy Team Liaison

Web Team Liaison

Ag Consortium Representative
Crystal Schauer, Iowa State

Liaison from National 4-H Headquarters
Eddy Mentzer, National 4-H Headquarters, CSREES, USDA

Advisor from the North Central Region


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Showcase your club!

Hey Collegiate 4-H'ers and Advisors--
It's time for the annual edition of the National Collegiate 4-H Newsletter!
We want to showcase what your club has done in the past year and facilitate sharing ideas and recognizing our fellow members and clubs for their work. The newsletter will be released in hard copy format at the National Collegiate 4-H Conference February 21-24 in Denver, CO, but that doesn't mean you can't participate and benefit from the newsletter if you won't be at conference. The newsletter will also be available online for viewing when it is released at conference. Help share and communicate with your fellow members.

We want to hear from ALL of YOU! Need an idea to get you started writing? Check out our suggested list below! Don't forget to e-mail us your articles by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008 at All it takes is about 15-30 minutes to drop us a line with an update from your club.
Pictures of club activities would be great too, so include them when you e-mail your article.
As an added bonus, the first article we receive from a club gets published on the front page of the newsletter! Send in your articles TODAY, don't wait for "someone else" to take care of it, put your fingers to the keys and type away!

• Service project your club participated in
• Workshops you presented to community or 4-H groups
• Great recruiting strategies that worked well for your group
• Fun trips or events you participated in
• Shout-outs to graduating seniors
• Recognition of outstanding work of one of your club members
• Special announcements
• Jokes, comics, crossword puzzles, games, etc.
• Anything you want to share with us!

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National Collegiate 4-H Organization Newsletter

The Winter 2008 Pre-Conference Newsletter is now available at

Please share this with your club members!

Topics include:
Showcase Your Club Nationally!: Be a part of the 2008 National Collegiate 4-H Conference Newsletter
2008 National Collegiate 4-H Conference Update
Collegiate 4-H Club of the Month
Materials Available for Your Club’s Use!
New Collegiate 4-H Clubs
Regional Reports

Callout for Collegiate Facilitators for National 4-H Conference
ACCESS 4-H Focus Groups Need College Students
National 4-H Council Internship
Advocacy Team Needs Advocates!
National Web Team Members Wanted

Make sure to submit your club’s update for the 2008 National Collegiate 4-H Conference Newsletter by February 4. Information included in THIS newsletter.