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April 2019 4-H Update
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Annual Report
In case you haven't been to our homepage lately, we wanted to share the 2017-18 4-H Annual Report with you. It features highlight stories in each of our focus areas: STEM, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, and Leadership.

This is just a snapshot of the many accomplishments our 4-H'ers around the state. Please feel free to share with others in your community so they can see what great things are happening in 4-H in California!
Raise Your Hand, April 1 to May 15
Between April 1 and May 15, let's get at least 3,000 hands raised for California 4-H!

Every hand raised shows support for giving kids in our communities the opportunity to develop life skills through 4-H.
Raise Your Hand campaign
Raise Your Hand voting
Help spread the word!
Post in social media using #4HGrown and #InspireKidstoDo

Share the link to sign up: https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/

Go to our Raise Your Hand Toolkit page to download social media messages and images to use.
April is True Leaders in Service Month
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The month of April is True Leaders in Service month. Get resources to plan your projects and log all your service learning projects in April on the  our True Leaders in Service Toolkit page .

Register your projects through the month of April. Your impact is measured and shared by the USDA - see the infographic below.

April 27 is the National 4-H Day of Service
Share photos of how your 4-H club is participating!
Tractor Supply ends April 7th!
Paper Clover recipients
In spring 2018, California raised $156,067 - let's beat last year's total!

How you can help:
  • Clubs can schedule time to promote Paper Clover sales in local Tractor Supply stores.
  • Share on social media to friends and family.
  • Visit a local store to thank the staff for their support.

With your help, we can raise more money towards camp and leadership experiences for our youth.
JOANN Clovers for Kids
continues through April 30, 2019
JOANN clovers for kids campaign
The Clovers for Kids campaign is halfway over and we would love your support!
Since March 1st, we have raised $5,126.93 in clover and coin box donations. Let's keep the momentum up!

Please share that there are different ways to support the campaign:
  1. Buy a $1 or $4 clover at the register.
  2. Put your spare change in the change boxes at the register.
  3. Spread the word! Share posts on social media with your friends and family using #JOANNhearts4H. Go to our JOANN Toolkit page for a social media toolkit and images to promote the campaign.
4-H fabric
4-H Fabric at JOANN
You can purchase 4-H fabric at JOANN stores or online. Check out our Pinterest 4-H DIY board for ideas to use 4-H fabric:
State Leadership Conference (SLC)
July 18-21, 2019
UC Davis campus
Early Bird registration has ended, but you can still register for SLC until May 6th.

The map will be updated regularly with the number of registrants from each county. Make sure your county is well represented—register today!
2018-19 State Ambassadors

Still not sure if you want to go?

Join our State Ambassadors for one of our ZOOM video conferences. They will be sharing:
  • Overview of SLC
  • Reasons to attend
  • How to register
At the end, you will also be able to ask them any other questions you may have about SLC.

April 18, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

April 30, 2019 7:00-8:00pm https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/497008165

Contact 4hslc@ucanr.edu with any questions.
SLC 2018 participants
SLC Chaperones
More Chaperones and PAs needed!

Registration is going strong - so now we need more chaperones and Program Assistants (PAs)!

PAs: Apply by May 1st.

Chaperones: Apply by May 6th
2019 State Field Day logo
May 15 - Deadline for ALL
State Field Day registrations
State Fashion Revue
Registration is open for Fashion Revue County Winners who qualify to enter SFR at SFR Registration .

Deadline: 5:00 PM on May 15.

Members who qualify to enter State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day must register for both events and indicate on each one that they are dual-registered.

Rooms are set aside in Olson Hall for presentations by SFR delegates. However, Share the Fun is in a different building, so those cannot be accommodated for SFR delegates. Contact the SFR Registrar with questions.
Each county is required to provide one adult evaluator per 5 participants. They should have previous experience evaluating at county or state Fashion Revue.
Register Evaluators and adult Room Monitors at SFR Evaluator registration .
The SFR 2019 Guide for Evaluators and SFR Scorecards are posted on the SFR event page. They contain information for Evaluators and participants and may be used by counties for local events.
County Fashion Revue Coordinators are requested to forward their list of members who qualify for SFR to the SFR Registrar , so the entries can be confirmed.

For complete information, see the  State Fashion Revue event page .
The SFR Committee invites everyone to the Make it – Take it sessions, Silent Auction, Skillathon judging classes, and Modeling workshop in Olson Hall from 9:30-11:30 AM. You don’t need to be in SFR to participate!
Qualify at Area Presentation Days
for Presentation Day at State Field Day
Presentation manual
Most of our Area Presentation Days have registrations open. Go to the Area Presentation Day event page to register for the Area event of your choice - you are not limited by the Area you are in.

Participants who receive a Gold award at any county Presentation Day can compete at Area Presentation Day. Gold awardees at Area Presentation Day may compete at State Presentation Day at State Field Day.

Adults : We need volunteers to help with hosting and evaluating the Area Presentation Days. Please sign up on the Area Presentation Day event page .

Upcoming Area Presentation competitions
April 6 Northern Area Presentation Day - Siskiyou
April 13 Central Area Presentation Day-Mariposa County
May 4 Southern Area Field Day - Walnut
May 4 Central Area Presentation Day - Kings County
May 11 Northern Area Presentation Day - Tehama County
4-H Shooting Sports logo

Shooting Sports Workshops
4-H Shooting Sports Workshop
Pistol Discipline
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 9 am - 3 pm
UCCE Kern County Offices
1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, CA

Participants must attend both days of training to receive certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a pistol trainer and can lead a project at the club level or serve as county trainer.
Teen leaders are invited but must attend with an adult or have a certified shooting sports adult leader they will be assisting back in their home county.

To register for the course or receive more information contact John Borba at: jaborba@ucanr.edu  
National 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop - Western Heritage
May 20 - 23, 2019
Bozeman, MT

This national level training will certify leaders to serve as statewide instructors and project leaders in their home state. The training begins Monday evening, May 20, and concludes Thursday evening, May 23.

Registration fee is $385 (double occupancy) or $525 (single occupancy) and includes 4 nights lodging Monday - Thursday nights, hotel breakfast, lunch & dinner Tuesday - Thursday, accident insurance, and class materials. Firearms and ammunition will be provided.

Application deadline is May 1, 2019 and is limited to 20 participants.

For more information contact Todd Kesner at: tkesner@montana.edu  
Help with Homesickness Webinar
Webinar for camp staff (both teens and adults)
Tuesday, April 30
6:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time
4-H camps
Missing home is natural for all of us. It can also be a natural part of personal development and growing coping skills. Join members of the California 4-H Camping Advisory Committee for a webinar to discuss:

  • What homesickness is (and isn't)
  • How to prepare campers and parents to help children have a successful camp experience
  • Tools and strategies to help staff and directors manage homesick behavior at camp

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,150912699# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 150 912 699
The Volunteer Retreat
November 8-10, 2019
Asilomar Conference Grounds-Pacific Grove, CA

OPENING APRIL 15, 2019!!!
The Volunteer Retreat is a leadership conference for volunteers ages 15 and up and the staff that support them. This annual event is designed to ENGAGE, ENERGIZE, EQUIP, and EMPOWER volunteers through guest speakers, skill-building workshops, entertainment and cultural activities, peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge and skills and opportunities to connect. The retreat is sponsored and organized by UC ANR 4-H.

To stay updated on information relevant to this event, please sign up for The Volunteer Retreat Mailing List.
Retreat Updates:
Freddie Silveria, former 4-H member and conference speaker will be giving the Keynote Address this year.
Pre-Retreat Extended Workshops and Certifications
This year The Volunteer Retreat is excited to offer the following pre-retreat extended workshops and certification courses. Full descriptions and costs for these amazing opportunities will be available on The Volunteer Retreat’s website when it launches on April 15 th .
Coming Soon
Calls for Proposals
The Volunteer Retreat education team will soon be accepting proposals from high-quality presenters for innovative, timely and dynamic educational sessions.  

These workshops will be offered on Saturday and Sunday November 9 & 10, 2019 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.
Project Skills Showcase Booth
In past years, participants have had to choose which project skills workshop they wished to attend often missing out on opportunities that would have added value to their volunteer experience and increased youth engagement in local programming. The Project Skills Showcase is designed to give all participants access to all resources in an exhibit environment where people are free to roam from booth-to-booth and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to bring tools home with them. Do you have a project skill that you would like to share with other 4-H volunteers? 

Booth applications will be opening soon and if you are registered to attend the conference, your booth is free if chosen!

 FARMFLUENCER Partnership with 4-H
We need the help of young people with a fresh perspective on an age-old industry. Introducing Farmfluencer , a global video contest for young people ages 16 to 25.

By making a two-minute video, about where the future of farming is going, you can share your point of view with the world, enter for a chance to win $5,000, and become an official global Farmfluencer .

Go to Farmfluencer.com to learn more about the contest, rules and guidelines, important dates, and to submit your entry. The submission deadline is April 24.

Farmfluencer is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont in partnership with 4-H and exists to educate and excite youth about the future of farming.

The CS First team at Google are expanding access to free computer science lessons to Spanish-speaking students by offering several CS First activities in Latin American Spanish.

Check out the free instructional videos, lesson plans, and other resources to introduce 4th-8th grade students to computer science in Spanish!

Try the newest activities here !
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