Building for the Second Fifty Years

It was a glorious celebration of the first 50 years during our conference in Grand Rapids, in early November. The Michigan members deserve our thanks for providing a high quality professional improvement conference with an eye to the future. They also provided the setting for the 50thAnniversary committee to do their magic, bringing our past … Read more


Growing As Professionals Answering the “So What?” question JCEP Sharing Ideas 4-H Youth Voices Why a 4-H Web site – Arlene Bunt Communication Skills on the Superhighway – Deborah J. Thomason E-SET – Extension – Science Engineering & Technology – Cindy Baumgartner Virtual 4-H – Debbie Ova Galaxy of Opportunities – John Crites Helping Ourselves … Read more

Member Recognition Committee

Member Recognition Committee has finalized the 2000 Member Recognition and Award Description and Application.  Books have been mailed to the 1999 membership.  The awards information is also up on the Web at: States should submit state winning entries to the appropriate Regional Contact by May 1.  Any entries postmarked after May 1 will not … Read more

“You Kids Are All Alike!” by Rosiland Woodard, Tennessee

NeedPlan and deliver a program entitled “You Kids Are All Alike!”  Awareness of youth’s willingness to accept their own stereotypical actions.  Educate towards understanding and reality.  Educate how stereotypical behavior could affect youth attitudes and success. MethodsYouth were invited to a leadership retreat. The retreat participants were African-American, Asian, Whites, males and females. Adults attended … Read more

Hmong & Hispanic Cultures by Susan Rhinehart, North Carolina

Need  For youth, ages 7-12, to gain an increase knowledge of different cultures.  Methods  Hands-on workshop on foods, holidays, games and music.  Objective  To reach 100% of afterschool 4-H youth with a cultural experience.  To gain a better understanding of the Hmong and Hispanic cultures. Impact  Not available at this time.  Target Audience  After school … Read more

Diversity Seminar for Teens by Hope Jackson, Maryland

Need  Plan and deliver a Diversity Seminar and Diversity Track at the Annual Maryland Teen Focus.  Awareness of how diversity effects our day-to-day living and how we, as a small core group, can make a difference.  Methods  Committee of teens with Extension Educator planned seminar and track where participants would have an active hands-on experience.  … Read more

“Cultural Unity” by Leanne Burrow, Indiana

“Cultural Unity” Need  Plan and deliver a program entitled “Cultural Unity”  An awareness of the United States changing demographics. By the year 200, our population will no longer mirror a single majority group.  Understand that as a nation we are “young”. We are experiencing growing pains as we bring all of our cultural groups together.  … Read more

Seeds For Hispanic Families by Barry Bridges, North Carolina

Need  For resources to be forwarded to Hispanic youth and families. For school enrichment and afterschool resources. Cases of seeds to be distributed instead of thrown away. Objective  To move seed from local feed mills in Yadkin County to Catholic Hispanic Center of Yadkin. Target Audience  Hispanic Youth and Adults Methods  Each year, Yadkin 4-H … Read more

Diversity Committee

I. Major Accomplishments  A. Strengthen, expand and diversify membership to be inclusive.         1. An objective for the year 2000 was to enhance means for better  communication for theDiversity Leadership Team and committee members. Contact was made through the National 4-H Council and a Diversity Leadership Team list serve was developed and has been set … Read more

Welcome Message

Recently we gathered in Pittsburgh for an outstanding event. We had to opportunity to celebrate our successes as Youth Development Professionals and to look at the upcoming new Millenium.  In between we got to reacquaint ourselves with old friend and make new friends. Pittsburgh and our wonderful hosts from the Northeast allowed us to explore … Read more