I hope you are having a great summer of 4-H programming! It seems the work is never finished with junior camps, day camps, State 4-H Congress, clubs, fairs, and competitions. Each day you and your volunteers are having a positive impact in your community. I appreciate your passion and dedication.
Thanks to all of you who attended State 4-H Congress and worked to make it a huge success. Plan now to recruit members for the 2017 State 4-H Congress to be held June 12-15.
Congratulations to those listed below who received 4-H Foundation Innovative Programming grants of $1,000 each. The funds have been transferred to your foundation account. Please extend congratulations to your peers and ask them about their great programming.
Science Days: Past, Present, Future
Amelia County Science Fair Program
Electrical Snap Circuit Kits
Caitlin Verdu and Reginald Morris
Master 4-H Volunteer Training
Carroll County Chronicles
Watershed Camp and 4-H Fair Exhibition to Grow 4-H Science
4-H Food Challenge – Curriculum Evaluation and Program Plan
4-H VEX Robotics Team
Cool, Calm, and Collected: Youth Relaxation and Stress Management
Creating Mobile Maker Stations for In-School STEM Programming
Career and Workforce Prep Academy
4-H Healthy Living Camp
Christina Murray, Helen Doughty, and Ursula Deitch
Bugging Out! Cloverbud Day Camp
Tara Brent and Trent Jones
Youth Agriculture Safety Day
Shooting Education Club
Cathy Howland and Sarah Crews
JMG: Farm to Table 4-H Summer Day Camp
Virginia Youth Voices 4-H Digital Media Program
Chris Lichty and Morgan Paulette
Pulaski County 4-H Embryology
Rappahannock County 4-H Life Skill Workshop Series
Reading Make Cents
Don’t Throw Away Our Future Recycling Program
Washington County 4-H – 5th Grade Math Bowl
4-H Water Wizard Day Campers Serve as Citizen Scientists
Cultivation of Creativity and STEM Education in Wythe County
National 4-H Week is October 1-7 with National 4-H Youth Science Day on October 5th. Please be on the lookout for the National 4-H Toolkit to help you with promotion. This year we will emphasize “4-H Grown”. Hopefully we can reconnect with our 4-H alumni around the country. Encourage your alumni to sign up at http://4-h.org/alumni/ Our alumni will be shared with us on a regular basis.
Virginia 4-H has become a primary partner with in the Virginia Tech Science Festival to be held at Virginia Tech on October 8, 2016. The program is geared to youth ages 6-17 and will offer over 40 hands-on science exhibits. Please consider becoming an exhibitor and also sharing the event information with your 4-H families. There is no admission charge. For more information or to sign up as an exhibitor, please visit the following link: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/sciencefestival/index.html
Please find attached the Virginia 4-H Foundation Summer Newsletter, enjoy and share as you wish.
As a reminder, please be sure to enter all member and leader information into 4-HOnline. This provides the record of your program, produces your ES237 report, and rolls into the Virginia 4-H ES237. It is very important to document the work you have done throughout the year with young people in your unit. Should you have questions, please contact Tonya Price.
Thank you for your continued work to create nurturing environments with caring adults, ultimately building strong young leaders throughout our state!
Cathy M. Sutphin, PhD
Associate Director, 4-H
115 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061