4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Nearly all 4-H projects offer 4-H STEM programming. In addition, a number of 4-H activities and programs (like 4-H Judging Contests, 4-H Camping, and 4-H Shooting Sports to name a few) focus on 4-H STEM concepts. 4-H STEM is a renewed emphasis designed to address our nation's critical challenge to improve science literacy, increase the number of students seeking undergraduate degrees in STEM, and increase the number of young adults pursuing careers in these fields. To learn more about 4-H STEM, go to http://www.4-h.org/youth-development-programs/4-h-science-programs/. You can also visit the 4-H STEM in Tennessee facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/4HSTEMTN, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/4HSTEMTN. 4-H STEM relies heavily on partnerships and sponsorships for its success. Contact Daniel Sarver (firstname.lastname@example.org) about 4-H STEM in Tennessee.
4-H Shooting Sports
The Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a volunteer-led program that teaches life skills through shooting sports. Youth learn safety and shooting techniques in the disciplines of shotgun, rifle, archery, muzzleloader and hunting. Visit this page (https://4h.tennessee.edu/Pages/shootingsports.aspx) for information about Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports. This program is affiliated with National 4-H Shooting Sports. Contact your County Extension Office for more information on joining 4-H.
If you want to learn more about creating interesting and interactive learning environments while improving your confidence and skills in the areas of presentations and facilitation, then the Clover Speak program is for you! Clover Speak is an intensive, year-long training program funded by the Juanita H. Fasola Foundation. The Foundation offers funding for educational training programs for youth and young adults in life skills and home economics. Clover Speak participants learn valuable public speaking skills, teaching and training techniques and youth development knowledge that they take back to their respective counties to better assist their 4-H agents with club meetings, project groups, judging teams and other programs. The program is open to 4-H program assistants, 4-H adult volunteer leaders and 4-H teen leaders in the 9th through 12th grades. To learn more, please contact Lori Gallimore -- email@example.com.
For those of you attending the 2016 Clover Speak program, you can view the most recent training entitled "The Facilitation Secrets of Mr. Potato Head" using the following link: Clover Speak Session 1.
The second session of Clover Speak -- "Act Your Age!: Ages and Stages of Youth Development" is now available at the following link: Session 2.
"Best Kept Secrets: Design and Layout Strategies for Your Power Point Presentations and Handouts" is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/Rrxh_TpeSvw
The fourth session of Clover Speak contians three topics: "Expect the Unexpected", "Before You Ever Open Your Mouth", and "Technology Tools for Teaching." This session is a joint session with Amy Gallimore. You can access this using the following link: https://youtu.be/gwA-CTNjOOM
The fifth and final session of Clover Speak explores "The Generation Gap" and is now available at the following link: https://youtu.be/iqmOo058TAIc
Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference
The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower and inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. This conference is held each fall at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville. More information can be found by clicking on the following link: (https://4h.tennessee.edu/Pages/4hsrtlc.aspx). For additional information, please contact Justin Crowe -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Food Smart Families
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. 4-H and United Healthcare have partnered to launch an innovative program to engage 4-H members, volunteers and agents at the local level to take on the challenge of living healthy lives. Targeted counties include Bedford, Chester, Cumberland, Giles, Monroe and Shelby counties. 4-H Food Smart Families allows teen health ambassadors and 4-H professionals to partner with local organizations to develop community-focused events that engage youth in learning about healthy lifestyles. Young people involved in the 4-H Food Smart Families program have exposure to hands-on classroom instruction focused on nutrition, health and fitness, health fairs, community gardens, etc. To learn more, please contact Justin Crowe -- email@example.com.
The Tennessee 4-H and UnitedHealthcare partnership has provided an opportunity for counties to address childhood obesity through physical activity. This program is known as Move 4-Health
. This component builds upon the UHC funded Food Smart Families
program by incorporating exercise and movement activities for youth and families. As of 2014, the federal government found that only 25 percent of children get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. United Healthcare supplied Xbox 360 Kinect equipment and video gaming technology to every 4-H county program. The video games have been used in 4-H club meetings and at health fairs, county fairs, and special events to provide a fun activity that incorporates exercise and movement. Want to know more? Please contact Justin Crowe -- firstname.lastname@example.org
-- for more information.
4-H Health Rocks!
4-H Health Rocks! is a healthy living program that focuses on decision-making and prevention. Through 4-H Health Rocks!, youth are educated on the consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, with special emphasis placed upon tobacco use prevention. Youth develop internal strength to resist risky behaviors by developing life skills such as communicating with others, managing change, and dealing with stress. Counties involved in the 4-H Health Rocks! program provide fun and interactive lessons to address these topics. You can learn more about the 4-H Health Rocks! program by contacting Justin Crowe -- email@example.com.
Walmart Youth Voice: Youth Choice
The Walmart Foundation and National 4-H Council has teamed with Tennessee 4-H to implement the Walmart Youth Voice: Youth Choice healthy living program in select counties across Tennessee. Walmart Youth Voice: Youth Choice focuses on teaching young people healthy eating practices, proper nutrition, fitness, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Programs include healthy snacks for children at risk for hunger, field trips to gardens to learn the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables, nutrition and fitness day camps and healthy cooking classes. If you would like to know more about this program, please contact Justin Crowe -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise
The mission of 4-H Mentoring: Youth and Families with Promise is to increase the developmental assets of youth and their families. Youth in Crockett, Tipton, Hardeman, Gibson, and McNairy counties are involved with this project, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The mission of this project is accomplished by implementing youth development strategies such as provide mentoring for youth, 4-H clubs activities, and promoting family involvement. For more information about this program, please contact Justin Crowe -- email@example.com.