National Collegiate 4-H

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ACCESS 4-H Focus Groups: Help National 4-H Solve What to do about 4-H Online- Due December 30

Reminder: ACCESS 4-H is part of our regional service project! Participating in this is just one way that your club members can help. It will only take about 3 hours in January to contribute to the future of 4-H everywhere! Late applications may be accepted if they’re received soon!

Please share this exciting national opportunity with your Collegiate 4-H members, 4-H teens, college-age 4-H alumni, volunteers, and staff! The ACCESS 4-H focus groups will provide key guidance for the creation of a new 4-H online environment that provides information, interaction and instruction to all audiences of the 4-H community.

ACCESS 4-H is looking for visionaries to help explore and design the idea of an online community that 4-H has been asking for, one that tells the world our stories and our impact while connecting the 4-H community nationwide in ways we’ve never explored. You are the experts. Having been involved day-to-day with 4-H, you have the insight, wisdom and knowledge to design a whole new way of connecting.


We will gather for a short series of telephone and online collaborations (between January 7-18) resulting in a brand new 4-H online community. Following the 2 weeks of focus groups, focus group participants will be offered the chance to be among the first to test and try out the new ACCESS 4-H.


All we need is 1-2 paragraphs explaining your 4-H background and your interest in bringing 4-H up to speed with what you need online. We’ll also need your contact information (name, age, home state/county, phone number, email address).

Submit your application to us at by December 30. Please get your applications in soon – we’ll be accepting participants on a first-come first-serve basis, with preference given to applications received before December 30.

For more information about the ACCESS 4-H project, please visit

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistant Summer Internship (CWF PAs)

Looking for a summer job? Want to work for 4-H helping thousands of 4-H teens learn citizenship and leadership skills in our nation’s capitol? How does DC for the summer with free room and board sound to you?

Job Summary:
A National 4-H Council Program Assistant will become a licensed Class B Tour Guide for the District of Columbia metro area and will facilitate National 4-H Council’s educational curricula to groups of youth from across the country. These job functions are accomplished in collaboration with each group’s coordinator as well as Council program
staff and planning staff. National 4-H Council programs are intense and exciting learning experiences for youth and adults from all over the United States and the world. Program Assistants make these programs successful by using their skills and knowledge to help the participants have the most educational and fun experience possible in Washington DC and at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The hours of a Program Assistant are very long, usually between 50-60 hours a week, and often include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Program Assistants for the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) programs must be able to successfully fulfill the
requirements of the D.C. Tour Guide License. Applicants must:
  • Have experience in leadership roles, public speaking, and presenting
  • Be flexible and work well under pressure and with others
  • Be at least 18 years old and no older than 25
  • Have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with education beyond high school preferred. Courses in political science, communications, history, and education preferred
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language
  • Pass a satisfactory background check
  • Successfully complete the tour guide exam and meet the medical and physical requirements of DCRA

Specific CWF P.A. Roles

Tour Guide:
Program Assistants lead trips into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and provide commentary on points of interest throughout the city, so that participants learn from these educational opportunities. PA’s are the primary liaison between the National 4-H Youth Conference Center and each group during their stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.

Program Facilitator:
Program Assistants lead educational workshops conducted at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. This role may include checking the arrangements for room-set-up, audio-visual, entertainment, speakers, transportation, field trips, workshops, recreation, and developing specific curriculum for ongoing programs. PA’s facilitate educational curriculum focusing on civic engagement and citizenship. PA’s must also meet with adult and group leaders where they assist and orient groups as they arrive, help to provide recreational and other free-time activities for participants, facilitate workshops, and other program needs.

Terms of Employment
The agreed upon salary is $300 per week. PA’s are required to reside in provided housing, at The National 4-H Youth Conference Center, Gertrude Warren Hall, group housing. Dates of employment are May-August. Travel to and from Washington is at the PA’s own expense.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is held annually as a time to celebrate, promote and share the 4-H movement! This year highlights 4-H’s work in science, engineering, and technology. We hope that all clubs will join the national movement to learn more about what is in store nationally for 4-H SET (science, engineering, and technology).

To learn more about National 4-H Week, gain ideas on how to participate, or find National 4-H Week resources, tips, and logos: please visit the National 4-H Week Kit on the 4-H Brand Network provided by the National 4-H Council. The 4-H Brand Network is for 4-H advocates of all ages. Whether you are a Collegiate 4-H member, 4-H member, volunteer, staff or alumni, if you are interested in promoting 4-H, then the 4-H Brand Network website is the place to start.

There are also some materials available at
for Collegiate 4-H Clubs to use, if you haven’t already found them!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

National 4-H Week Materials

The National 4-H Council Marketing Team has recently released the National 4-H Week 2007 materials at Bookmarks, print ads and posters showcasing 4-H’s great work in science, engineering and technology (4-H SET) programs are downloadable for you to begin planning for National 4-H Week – October 7-13, 2007. Many more materials are coming soon including a brochure, certificates, placemats, Web banners and other event materials. To learn more about 4-H SET, click here. Please contact Allyson McMahan at or 301-961-2915 if you have any questions.

Also, beginning in September, even more resources will be added to help you promote 4-H SET events being held during National 4-H Week.

The National Collegiate 4-H Advocacy Team has been working hard at customizing 4-H week materials for Collegiate 4-H Clubs. Please check them out at:

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

National 4-H Conference seeks Collegiate 4-H members to serve as Collegiate Facilitators

National 4-H Headquarters, USDA is looking for Collegiate 4-H members to provide leadership for key components of the 2007 National 4-H Conference.

In addition to facilitating round table discussions—which lead to youth recommendations that are shared with the Secretary of Agriculture, Extension professionals, and others—collegiate facilitators are critical to the success of Citizenship Excursions.
• Collegiate facilitators arrive at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center (Chevy Chase, MD) by 7 pm, Friday, March 23.
• Facilitation training is provided Saturday, March 24. By evening, facilitators lead icebreakers with their round table participants.
• Facilitators assist with conference programming including assisting with structured educational excursions in the Nation’s Capitol through the Town Hall Meeting on March 27.
• Facilitators are encouraged to stay in town for Capitol Hill Day, ending with a dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River on March 28. All participants depart by Thursday, March 29.
• All travel expenses are reimbursed. Meals and lodging are provided as part of the conference program. Facilitators also receive a modest honorarium for their contributions.

Applications are due by January 31, 2007.

For more information, please view the
National 4-H Conference Collegiate 4-H Facilitators flyer.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Help Support 4-H at the Movies this Holiday Season!

Collegiate 4-H members,

Here’s your opportunity to support 4-H by doing one of our favorite activities: watching a movie! Help us promote this opportunity by forwarding the following e-mail to your clubs and

Forward this email to friends, family and others in your community!

Charlotte’s Web tickets will be available for purchase beginning December 8th through, but start spreading the word NOW. Visit to download a variety of promotional materials or click on the picture to get started.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The National Collegiate 4-H Organization’s National Action Board Chair Featured in 4-H Wow Stories

Read more about Antoine Jefferson’s pursuit of college thanks to 4-H. Jefferson was featured as the September 4-H Wow Story by National 4-H Council. The article was distributed to news sources nationwide along with featuring Jefferson on the homepage of National 4-H Council’s website.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Celebrate National 4-H Week: October 1-7th

National 4-H Week is October 1-7, 2006. It’s a time to celebrate and promote 4-H and Collegiate 4-H. The National Collegiate 4-H Organization encourages all clubs to participate by using the resources provided in 4-H Goes to College media kits!

Available online at:

October 7th, 2006 is the very first National Collegiate 4-H Service Day. Imagine a day in which Collegiate 4-H clubs across the nation are participating at the same time in service!

We hope clubs will work on putting together a project involving Operation Military Kids, one of the National Service Project of Emphasis for this year!


Saturday, August 05, 2006

New Garfield 4-H Beanie Babies from Ty

Garfield 4-H Beanie Baby
For all you 4-H enthusiasts out there:

A new limited edition Garfield 4-H Beanie Baby was released yesterday. It can be purchased only through