Tennessee 4-H Ideas Newsletter

New! Tennessee 4-H Volunteer Resources for 4-H Professionals Team Site

What keeps volunteers motivated?  Is it tangible or intangible rewards?  T-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, puppy sweaters, double fudge brownies, or even the occasional Chinese buffet can all play a part at keeping volunteers happy. 
 
But research shows that it is the intangible rewards that keep volunteers motivated.  Programming efforts need to also focus on these intangibles. 

Deadline Quickly Approaching for Academic Conference Applications

On behalf of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Department, it is my pleasure to announce our finalists in the 2021 Level I and Level II 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Projects! These 4-H’ers received the highest scores in the e-portfolio portion of the competition.

Includes information on Interviews, Scores and Alternates

 e-Portfolio Submissions for Main Project Records Due May 3

On behalf of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Department, it is my pleasure to announce our finalists in the 2021 Level I and Level II 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Projects! These 4-H’ers received the highest scores in the e-portfolio portion of the competition.

Includes information on Interviews, Scores and Alternates

Tennessee 4-H Announces 2021 State Citizenship and Leadership Project Winners

On behalf of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Department, it is my pleasure to announce our finalists in the 2021 Level I and Level II 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Projects! These 4-H’ers received the highest scores in the e-portfolio portion of the competition.

Includes information on Interviews, Scores and Alternates

Boks Kids Weekly Challenge

Challenge: Make it Fun! This week we challenge you to make your run FUN! Find creative ways to keep your runs engaging and fun for you. Create a new running play list or try a “tree run” where you walk to one tree, skip to the next, jog to the next and sprint to the fourth tree. Then repeat for however much time you have. Get creative and have fun!

4-H Center Managers Looking for Camp Staff

The Tennessee Department of Education works with USDA to offer feeding sites traditionally within free and reduced county programs. Since the pandemic, USDA has waived certain restrictions that allow anyone to participate in summer feeding programs. Please complete a short survey about the possibility of utilizing this type of program for your 2021 Summer 4-H programming.

2021 National Cooking Challenge: Sibling Groups Needed

Penn State Extension is hosting the 2021 National 4-H Cooking Challenge on May 15 and 22, 2021. The challenge is for the individual or sibling group to apply their creativity, knowledge of nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and leadership skills to prepare a recipe using a secret ingredient and ingredients in their food pantry, and then make a presentation about the prepared dish to a panel of judges.