Youth need to know they are cared about by others and feel a sense of
connection to others in the group. This "fellowship" has always been an
important part of 4-H experience. 4-H gives youth the opportunity to feel
physically and emotionally safe while actively participating in a group.
Current research emphasizes the importance for youth to have
opportunities for long-term consistent relationships with adults other than
parents. This research suggests that a sense of belonging may be the
single most powerful positive ingredient we can add into the lives of
children and youth.
Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and
events through decision-making and action. By exercising
independence through 4-H leadership opportunities, youth mature
in self-discipline and responsibility, learn to better understand
themselves and become independent thinkers.
To develop self-confidence youth need to feel and believe they are
capable and must experience success at solving problems and meeting
challenges. By exploring 4-H project and activities, youth mater skills to
make positive career and life choices. To do so, youth must have access
to quality research-based content and have the opportunity to learn by
doing. Youth also need a safe environment for making mistakes and
getting feed back, not just through competition but also as an on going
element of participation. Finally, youth need the breadth and depth of
topics to pursue their own interests.
|4-H's Essential Elements
|Sensational Saturday 2012
|Fall Fuzzy 2011
Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose. By
participating in 4-H community service and other citizenship
activities, youth connect to communities and learn to give back to
others. It is clear that these experiences provide the foundation that
helps us understand the "big picture" of life and find purpose and
meaning. Community service projects allow 4-H club members to
see that their effort to help others is important and valuable. Youth
learn that they do not live in a secluded world, but in a global
community, that requires awareness and compassion for others.
|I have become a leader in
the Summit Spirits 4-H club
in 2014. I enjoy helping
others learn and to watch
them learn and grow. My
goal is to teach others to be
more a part of the
community and make the
world a better place.
|Clayton fair 2012
|A game we did drawing a snowman blind folded.
|Secret Santa 2011
|This game you carry a piece of candy on a
spoon in a relay until it is all to its destination.
|Bareback equitation I got
|Awards banquet 2012.
I got a pin and a certificate that I
was nominated outstanding teen
and our club won the window
|KYG (Know your government) group 2013
|First horse practice of 2012.
|Practicing with yarn
|Turkeys we made for the long term care
place in Chewelah.
|In the WA state
|Our bills that we took
over to Olympia.
|The puzzle with
everyone's H on it.
Sadie, and My
|Sensational Saturday March
2014 photography class.