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Humboldt County 4-H Program

Welcome to the Humboldt County 4-H Website!

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. UC Cooperative Extension is responsible for administering the Humboldt County 4-H program.

2020-2021 4hOnline Enrollment

Enroll in the Humboldt County 4-H Program through this link! For more information about 4-H check out the rest of the website or call us at (707) 445-7351.

To view updates from previous months please visit the Archived Weekly Updates page.

Weekly Updates 11/16/2020 - 11/22/2020

Fun with Fundraising 1
Many 4-H Clubs are working on Fundraising Events so it's a great time to review some Fundraising Basics! Full policies can always be found under 'Resources' on the California 4-H website.

 
Regarding the budget:
All 4-H Clubs and Councils must prepare an annual budget, have it approved by their membership, and submitted to the UCCE county office for approval. The retention of excess funds at the end of the program year is strongly discouraged.
 
 
Enrollment Giveaway
We have new winners! Congratulations to these members and volunteers:
Members Pablo R. & Tyler H.
Volunteers Jessalynn S. & Gina M.
Want to make sure you are entered for our next drawing? Be enrolled by December 11th! The sooner you enroll the greater your chance of winning!!
For youths:
1) enroll or re-enroll on 4hOnline
2) fill out the online payment form (scholarship option available on form).
For adults:
1) enroll or re-enroll on 4hOnline
2) complete videos and acknowledgment on eXtension
3) Include yourself on the online payment form
You will be entered into the drawing once your status on 4hOnline says "Active".
 
 
Fun with Fundraising 2
More Fundraising Basics!
 
Regarding Expenses:
• Decisions concerning the disbursement of funds are to be made by the membership.
• For budgeted items, the treasurer should make payments only with proper documentation such as a purchase order, receipt, invoice or other supporting documentation.
• All checks must bear the signatures of two unrelated persons authorized and designated as signatories. The signer may not be the same person as the payee.
• The check memo must include the purpose of payment.
 
 
Buckeye Seed Grant - For Student Projects 2020-2021
Do you have a great idea for a project? Would a little seed money help?
 
The Buckeye is awarding $200 to 10 students to help them learn about sustainable agriculture.
Students can apply for funds for a range of projects like purchasing a bee hive, or learning to grow vegetables.
 
Apply at thebuckeye.org by December 18th, 2020. Awardees announced by February 1st, 2021.
 
 
Humboldt County 4-H Virtual Auction Fundraiser
Humboldt County 4-H will be holding a Virtual Auction Fundraiser December 9th-12th with all proceeds going directly to the Fieg-Tucker Memorial Scholarships. If you, or anyone you know are interested in donating an item to the auction please send us a message!! We are accepting donations through November 30th.
 
 
 
Update from The State Fashion Revue Committee
Our new theme is “State Fashion Revue: Reboot”. While acknowledging current events, we also see this as an opportunity for a new start. State Fashion Revue will be a virtual event in May 2021. Because of this, there will be a few changes. To qualify for SFR, the participant must be enrolled in 4-H and must be named the County Winner in one of the state categories. However, the requirement to make the entries as part of a sewing project has been removed for all categories. This is to encourage members to participate in Fashion Revue who may not be able to attend in-person project meetings. All counties should hold their Fashion Revues by April 24 so eligible members can register for the state event by April 30. The categories are continued from 2020 - Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit, Vintage, Box Challenge, Traditional, and Cosplay. For more information please visit the SFR website
 
We are also looking for many people to join the SFR committee who have skills in Zoom and Google, since everything will be online. We would value any support whether you are a techie or not. Please contact me if you are interested! Gianna Lovell, SFR 2021 Co-chair, ggiolovell@icloud.com.
 
 
Fun with Fundraising 3
Please remember these Fundraising Basics!
Regarding the giving of gifts:
  • Giving of cash gifts (cash or checks) to individuals, businesses, or organizations is not allowed.
  • Giving non-cash gifts is allowed to individuals, businesses or organizations if it can be demonstrated that the gift benefits 4-H or is clearly necessary to 4-H’s fulfillment of its role as a good community citizen.
o Non-cash gifts may only be given for the purposes of appreciation, recognition, incentive or sympathy (in the event of death, major illness or severe accident of an individual associated with 4-H or a member of the individual’s family or household).
o Sympathy gifts such as flowers, candy or a book are limited to $75 per individual per year.
o Allowable non-cash gifts include: Tangible personal property (mugs, t-shirts, etc.), mementos and non-negotiable gift certificates and gift cards (i.e., stored-value bank, department store or other retail cards that are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or used to reduce the balance due on an account with the merchant).
o 4-H clubs/councils may not set up a memorial fund in the name of the deceased. However, they may give a sympathy gift to the family or a memorial fund established by someone else in memory of or in support of an individual or cause in lieu of a gift of tangible personal property (not to exceed $75).
 
 
Fun with Fundraising 4
Fundraising Basics explaining what is Not Allowed!
• 4-H groups are not to conduct lotteries, raffles, bingo, and other games of chance.
• Adult volunteers, members, Clubs and Councils may not apply for or receive contracts and grants. Contracts and grants must be processed through the UCCE county office.

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Weekly Updates 11/9/2020 - 11/15/2020

Finance U Travis Credit Union
Coming in November and December, Travis Credit Union presents Finance U.

Since 2006, Travis Credit Union has come together with community partners to increase awareness of financial aid opportunities for postsecondary education. Youth (ages 13 to 21) should RSVP now online at traviscu.org/finance-u to be entered in a drawing to win a new Chromebook and other prizes.

This year, Travis Credit Union presents Finance U in partnership with the California Student Aid Commission, Immigrants Rising, UC Davis Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), #WeBelonginCollege and the Personal Statement film.
See the flyer: Finance_U_Event
 
 
4-H Youth Development Program 2019-2020 Annual Report
Learn about the amazing things California 4-H has achieved this program year. Check out the 4-H Youth Development Program 2019-2020 Report!
 
 
Golden Clover Awards
The Golden Clover Awards recognize outstanding achievements of members, volunteers, program staff, and groups within the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Golden Clover Award winners are awarded a small cash award, a medallion and lapel pin. For more information on Golden Clover Awards, see it here.

2020 Golden Clover Awardees:

  • Ashley Pyler: Fundraising
  • Allyson Eileen Jolly: Spirit of Civic Engagement
  • Taylor Boothe: Collaboration & Outreach
  • Special Events: Coding Project Group
  • Julie Salmonson: Volunteer Mentoring
  • Janelle Turpin: Ironstone Dog
  • Ethan Auyeung: Brownlee Science
  • Kylie Klopping: Beekeeping
  • Wild California Virtual Camp: Staff Team

 

Higher Education Awards
Higher Education Scholarships are awarded annually. In 2020 there were 2 categories: Dean Memorial Scholarships and Mabel Jacks Scholarships. Each scholarship is a $1000 award. For more information on Higher Education Scholarships, see it on the 4-H Scholarships page.

2020 Awardees
• Avery Permenter
• Dustin Geringer
• Jacob Miner
• Makaylie Cook
• Isabel Hanchai
• Shelby Thomason
• Theresa Wood
Weekly Updates 11/2/2020 - 11/8/2020

Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"This October, Freshwater 4H did a few things. We had our Senior Dessert Auction for Jenna Sadler and Kylie Van Vleck, and we had our Three Corners Cleanup. During the Three Corners Cleanup, there were a few incidents involving drug needles, so if you're out and you find drug needles, remember NOT TO TOUCH THEM, or touch the cap because there could be diseases on it. On the other hand, the Senior Dessert Auction had all kinds of yummy looking desserts. It was also great because Freshwater 4H made 1,250 dollars from all of the desserts that were made. So, thank you all, who participated and offered up your time to make different desserts for the Auction! Wish you all are well.
~ Miley Rist (Club Reporter)"

 

Bridgeville Community Club Update
"We had trouble connecting with Zoom during the after school program for our October Community Meeting. We did have one fabulous Table Top Adventures project meeting via Zoom in which Annabelle learned how to play the Harry Potter Trading Card Game. The next session will be November 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and we have a new adult volunteer: Emily, that is going to join us. We will have another Zoom Community Meeting on Monday, November 9th at 2:30 p.m."
~Virginia Howard Mullan, Club Leader

 

Enrollment Giveaway!
Congratulations to our latest winners!
Youth members: Grace C. and Evangline C.
Adult volunteer: Sorrel D.

Our next enrollment drawing will take place on November 16th so make sure you are enrolled by November 15th to be entered to win!!!

For youths:
1) enroll or re-enroll on 4hOnline
2) fill out the online payment form (scholarship option available on form).

For adults:
1) enroll or re-enroll on 4hOnline
2) complete videos and acknowledgment on eXtension
3) Include yourself on the online payment form

You will be entered into the drawing once your status on 4hOnline says "Active".

 

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National Computer Science Virtual Conference
December 8 - 10, 10:00am-12:15pm (PST)
Location: Zoom
Link to registration

Register now for the National 4-H Computer Science Conference this December!! Open to teen teachers, volunteers, and staff!

Computer science and computational thinking (CT) is everywhere around us, from horse competitions to quilting! Learn from specialists and educators in the field on how to wrap CS programming into your current work or start your own 4-H CS program. Register and discover how easy it is to learn computer science and how applying computational concepts can make a positive impact in your youth program.

 

OneUSDA Summer Pathways Student Internship Job Opportunity Announcements
Announcements will close on November 16th

Check out these student internships! Apply now while there's still time!
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers different pathway opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business and many other fields. USDA offers internships to students and recent graduates to help them to excel in their chosen fields.
 
 
Call for Workshop Proposals: National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science
Virtual March 5-7, 2021
Deadline to Submit: November 29, 2021
 
Thanks to national partnerships with Bayer, Brightmark and Nutrien, the 2021 National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science is ramping up to be a virtual conference you won’t want to miss! This national conference will immerse high school students from across the country, grades 9 through 12, in an agenda focused on agriculture, food security, and sustainability topics while also getting the chance to learn more about careers in agri-science and develop action plans to impact their community.
Submit a workshop proposal. Share a successful program, teach a learning activity, or educate others about timely topics related to agri-science and why it’s important. Selected workshop proposals will receive two free registrations and a $250 stipend! Workshop proposals need to be submitted online by Sunday, November 29th, 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
Registration will open in January. Watch for more information at www.NationalYouthSummits.org.
Special thanks to Bayer for sponsoring an Agri-Science Summit Planning Committee who is providing input and overall direction for the event. For questions about the Summit, please contact National 4-H Conference Center, Director of Educational Events, Freeman Thompson, fthompson@4hcenter.org, (301) 961-2917.
We look forward to receiving your workshop proposal for the 2021 National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science!
Weekly Updates 10/26/2020 - 11/1/2020

JOANN 4-H Rewards Card
Through our partnership with JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores, 4-H’ers can expand their hearts, hands, and minds through new crafting projects on Creativebug. When you sign up for a JOANN 4-H Rewards Card, not only will you save 15% off every purchase and have a portion of the sale go back to support 4-H, but you also will get free access to Creativebug.com. Join Joann 4-H Rewards today!

 

Looking for free WiFi locations?
Several partner organizations have announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map https://www.americanconnection.io. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than 2,300 free Wi-Fi locations across 49 U.S. states. The map includes Wi-Fi locations from Land O’Lakes, Inc. and its ag retail owner network, along with several partner organizations including National 4-H Council and Cooperative Extension (providing half the locations), and many other corporations. The Wi-Fi map is an extension of efforts undertaken by the American Connection Project to drive meaningful progress toward closing the digital divide to create opportunities and reduce digital inequality for rural and urban communities in the United States. The map is designed to provide immediate but temporary access in service to all who live in the United States who lack access to the internet today. Throughout the next several months, additional locations will be added to the map.

 

Attention 4-H Shooting Sports Enthusiasts!
If you are a 4-H member, leader, or parent, you want the latest information regarding trainings, matches, youth leadership programs, or anything related to 4-H shooting sports. The fastest way to get the most current information is to be signed up for the 4-H shooting sports mailing list or the Facebook page. Enter your email address into the mailing list link below or like the California Shooting Sports Facebook page and you will receive information about the program as quickly as they receive it and post it. Don’t be left out of the loop!

4-H Shooting Sports Mailing List link

California 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook Page

Weekly Updates 10/19/2020 - 10/25/2020

REMINDER: Virtual Project Planning Workshop
Monday, October 26th, 6-7pm

Project Leaders!
Kelly will be offering a virtual Project Planning Workshop for both Humboldt and Del Norte County project leaders on Monday, October 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This workshop is intended for both new and experienced project leaders and will be walking through a resource designed to make the project planning process more streamlined. We will discuss how to plan for in-person and virtual meetings using a real leathercraft project example and allow some time for collaboration. Please plan to attend if you are available. Join using this Zoom link.

 

Freshwater 4-H is having a Dessert Auction!
The auction begins on Wednesday, October 21st @ 8am and runs until Friday, October 23rd @ 10pm. The desserts will be delivered on Saturday, October 24th between noon & 3pm. Here is the link: https://www.32auctions.com/Freshwater4hdesserts2020
Please spread the word!
 
 
4-H Enrollment Giveaway
Congratulations to our winners!!!
Youth members: Connor M. & Bowen H.
Adult volunteers: Sara G., Sarah C. & Rebecca W.
 
If you haven't won, you can still WIN A GIFT CARD just for completing your 4-H enrollment! Complete your enrollment by October 30th to be entered. If you have already completed enrollment, congratulations because you are already entered into the giveaway!
  • For youths - be sure to re-enroll on 4hOnline and fill out the online payment form (scholarship option available on form).
  • For adults - re-enroll on 4hOnline, complete videos and acknowledgement on eXtension and fill out the online payment form (once for the entire family is perfect).

You will be entered once your status on 4hOnline says "Active".

 

Race to 50!
Time is Running Out in our Race to 50! Sign up before Oct. 30! Go to https://buff.ly/34dhVu5 to fill out the interest form now so Humboldt County can qualify! It's such an easy way to bring funds into Humboldt County 4-H without spending anything extra!

 

2020 STEM Challenge How-To Videos
Want to find out more about the 2020 STEM Challenge "Crop Curiosity"? This video shows you what the game is all about.

More STEM Challenge how-to videos can be found right here on our website under NEW! Virtual Learning Opportunities.

 

Wearing a Mask "Don'ts"
The World Health Organization shared a video of important reminders about wearing a mask. These guidelines should be followed at all times and certainly when engaged in 4-H activities. Stay safe!

Weekly Updates 10/12/2020 - 10/18/2020

Computer Science Training
The California 4-H Computer Science Pathway Team is inviting additional sites to join in delivering computer science programming to young people in 4-H clubs/projects, afterschool centers, and classrooms. CS is a perfect content area for distance education!

Participants will receive a crash course in CS including your choice of two sessions. Applications accepted from 4-H staff, volunteers, afterschool educators, and teachers by November 1, 2020. Visit the registration page for additional information and to register.

  • Kick-Off Workshop: November 14, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • CS First Scratch/Unplugged: Learn the basics of coding and computational thinking with unplugged activities, and Google and MIT’s scratch-based coding platform: CS First!
  • Virtual Robotics: Learn how to blockcode with roboblockly.com and for Sphero minis!
  • Python: Learn how to code with advanced coding language, Python, using codecademy.com!
  • CS Integration into non-CS Projects: Learn how to integrate computational thinking concepts into any curriculum/project/activity form quilting to cooking!
  • Administration (Behind the Scenes): Learn best practices to teach CS using virtual platforms, registration and pre-implementation communication, and evaluation materials!

Questions? Contact: Evelyn Rumsby at erumsby@ucanr.edu

 

2020-21 Record Book Update
The 2020-21 Record Book Manual for Members and the related forms are available on the State 4-H website. The Adult Volunteer version of the RB Manual will be available in early October.

There are moderate changes to the Leadership Development Report. We added more specific instructions on how to write goals and strategies and added some minimum word requirements to the written sections. There are other minor edits related to the sunset of the Online Record Book. A minor instruction addition on the Annual Project Report about making the "what I learned" statement their own.

Yahoo has stopped supporting groups, so we have opened a private Facebook Group to replace the Record Book Support Group. If you belonged to the old Yahoo Group, or would like to belong to the community of Record Book discussions, please join the Record Book Facebook Group.

 

Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"Hello, this is Miley Rist (Freshwater 4H's Club Reporter). We have just recently been told that the Senior Dessert Auction that we are going to be holding virtually, is going to be held from October 21 to October 23."

 

REMINDER: Be a Winner with Wool
Enter the 2020 Contest
California Entry Deadline- Oct. 24, 2020

The California Make it With Wool Contest will be held in mid-November 2020 in Contra Costa County.

The competition promotes creativity and the beauty and versatility of sewing, knitting, and crocheting using wool fabrics and yarns. The contest has a long, colorful history with the first contest being held in 1947 to foster an interest in sewing with wool. The contest has since encouraged personal creativity and exceptional workmanship while showcasing thousands of awe-inspiring woolen garments from all over the US, many handcrafted by 4-H Clothing and Textile members.

The California MIWW Contest will offer the categories of Pre-Teen 12 years and under, Junior 13-16, Senior 17-24 and Adult 25 and older. All garments must be made from fabric or yarn with a minimum of 60% wool. Specific contest rules, age requirements, previous contest photographs, and judging criteria may be found on the MIWW website. www.makeitwithwool.com

Junior, Senior and Adult California winners can sew, knit, or crochet, their way to the National Finals in Denver, Colorado January 2021! For information contact the California Director April Ward.

April Ward april.ann.ward@gmail.com or (510) 205-7017

 

State Fashion Revue Update
State Fashion Revue Committee invites all interested members and leaders to join us as we plan for SFR 2021. Our kickoff meeting is via Zoom on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM. The link is posted in our Collaborative Tools group or you may email 2moores.sue@gmail.com for the information. The committee is planning for a virtual event at this point but would love to host it in-person if the COVID restrictions are lifted. Youth chairs for 2021 are Emily Lavell and Gianna Lovell, both from Sonoma County. They have a big job ahead of them this year, so please join the committee to help them out!

Do you have suggestions for holding sewing project meetings within COVID guidelines that we could pass on to other leaders and counties? Please share your ideas with us!

2021 State Fashion Revue is open to County Winners at 2021 County Fashion Revues in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions, in the 5 state categories. The categories are continued over from 2020 as many counties were unable to host their events. We encourage all county event committees to be planning for virtual fashion revues for 2021, in case the restrictions are still in place.

Go to our website for more information about State Fashion Revue

 

4-H STEM Summit
Are you in high school? Do you want to be part of a virtual space mission? Then sign up for the National Youth Summits on STEM! Taking place November 6-8, 2020.

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Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Owners
This webinar series was hosted by the UC Cooperative Extension Fresno-Madera Livestock and Natural Resources program in September 2020. The first three videos provide background information on statewide, regional, and local (to Fresno and Madera) emergency resources for livestock owners. The fourth video is a brief overview of a few USDA national disaster assistance programs. The last three videos focus on wildfire preparedness, including considerations for managing large animals. Watch it on YouTube.

Weekly Updates 10/5/2020 - 10/11/2020

Virtual Project Planning Workshop
Monday October 6th, 6:00-7:00pm

Greetings Project Leaders!

Kelly will be offering a virtual Project Planning Workshop for both Humboldt and Del Norte County project leaders on Monday, October 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This workshop is intended for both new and experienced project leaders and will be walking through a resource designed to make the project planning process more streamlined. We will discuss how to plan for in-person and virtual meetings using a real leathercraft project example and allow some time for collaboration. Please plan to attend if you are available. Join via this Zoom link.

 

New 4-H Adult Volunteer Orientation
October 14th, 6:00-7:00pm
The next New 4-H Adult Volunteer Orientation is happening Wednesday, October 14th from 6:00-7:00pm. Join via this Zoom link.

 

National 4-H Week Spirit Day!
Wednesday, October 7th is National 4-H Week spirit day! Celebrate by wearing green or the 4-H clover, decorating an Opportunity4All sign and sharing your pictures and captions of what opportunity means to you using the hashtag #Opportunity4All.

 

2020 Teens-As-Teachers Statewide Training
Want to lead a virtual cooking project? 4-H has you covered! Sign up for this training held October 10-11th to get all the resources you will need.

 

4-H Paper Clover Campaign
4-H and Tractor Supply Co have kicked off the fall 4-H Paper Clover campaign! From October 7-18 you can support local 4-H programs by purchasing a Paper Clover in-store or adding a donation to your order at tractorsupply.com

NEW THIS YEAR: Double your donation to 4-H. Use your TSC Credit Card to make your donation and TSC will match it!

 

Bay Area Science Festival - 10 Year Anniversary
Save the date: Don’t miss the 10th annual (and first-ever virtual) Bay Area Science Festival (10/21-10/25) with 125+ events and experiences you can enjoy from home!

 

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Weekly Updates 9/28/2020 - 10/4/2020

California 4-H Computer Science Program Kickoff
Deadline: November 8, 2020 
Are you interested in starting a computer science program in your county for youth aged 5 to 18? Join us for this full day event and you will gain the skills and resources to do so! More details can be found on the UCANR survey.

Who: Community partners and 4-H teams composed of staff, volunteers, and/or teen teachers. For 4-H, at least one of your team members needs to be a 4-H staff person. 
When: Saturday, November 14th, 9:30am-3:00pm
Where: Zoom! Link provided upon registration.
What: Crash course in CS including your choice of the sessions below:

  1. CS First Scratch/Unplugged: Learn the basics of coding and computational thinking with unplugged activities, and Google & MIT's scratch based coding platform: CS First!
  2. Virtual Robotics: Learn how to blockcode with roboblockly.com and for Sphero minis!
  3. Python: Learn how to code with advanced coding language, Python, using codecademy.com!
  4. CS Integration into non-CS Projects: Learn how to integrate computational thinking concepts into any curriculum/project/activity from quilting to cooking!
  5. Administration (Behind the Scenes): Learn best practices to teach CS using virtual platforms, registration and pre-implementation communication, and evaluation materials!

 

Career Spark Interviews
Thursdays in October at 5:30pm PDT
Check out this new series: Career Spark Interviews! Free and open to all youth ages 13 and above. Feel free to share widely this career workforce development learning opportunity!

TW-October Career Spark Interviews

 

4-H STEM Month Starts October 1st!
During the month of October, we are celebrating the #4HSTEMChallenge with exciting content and programs online and in communities. Here's what to expect during our month-long celebration of STEM: https://bit.ly/2Gnmg5X

 

Enrollment Giveaway
Guess what?! You could WIN A GIFT CARD just for completing your 4-H enrollment! Complete your enrollment by October 16th to be entered. If you have already completed enrollment, congratulations because you are already entered into the giveaway!

For youths - be sure to re-enroll on 4hOnline and fill out the online payment form (scholarship option available on form).
For adults - re-enroll on 4hOnline and complete videos and acknowledgement on eXtension.
You will be entered once your status on 4hOnline says "Active". 
 
 
Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"In the last month, Freshwater 4H hasn't done very much.  But we do have a few upcoming events in October such as: the Senior Dessert Auction, the Tractor Supply Clover Sales, and the Three Corners Cleanup.  The Senior Dessert Auction is going to be held virtually, and we will post the date as soon as we possibly can."
~Miley Rist, Club Reporter
 
 
Zoom Backgrounds for National 4-H Week
Are you ready for National 4-H Week next week? Help share your 4-H spirit by using the National 4-H Week Zoom backgrounds! Download them from our Brand Toolkit site.
 
 
Shooting Sports Leader Certification Training
If you have an interest in sharing your Shooting skills with youth, how about becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports adult volunteer in this sport? There will be a 4-H Shooting Sports leader certification training for Rifle, Archery and Shotgun offered November 7th and 8th, 2020. More details can be found in each of the documents below.
 
 
National 4-H Week
Happy National 4-H Week! Humboldt County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us this week by showing your 4-H spirit on social media and in your community!
Weekly Updates 9/21/2020 - 9/27/2020

Resources Available on California 4-H at Home
A reminder that this is available to you: California 4-H at Home - Current 4-H events & activities you can do from home.

 

4-H Spirit Day
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Show your 4-H Spirit - wear green, a clover, or your 4-H shirt. Take a photo and post on social media to share your spirit! Don't forget to tag the state 4-H office at @California4H on Facebook and Twitter, and @ca4H on Instagram!
 
 
4-H Horse Classic
The patterns are now posted on the 4-H Horse Classic site. Registered participants can upload their videos during the following days:
Sep 21 to Sep 26 at 6:00 pm: Western and Ranch classes
Sep 22 to Sep 27 at 6:00 pm: English, Dressage and Miniature classes
See the site for the patterns. The link to upload videos will be live on September 21.
 
 
Join the Youth Engaged 4 Change Editorial Board!
The deadline is October 4th.
Learn more on the YE4C website.
 
This is what YE4C has to say:
"Great news! We are now accepting applications for youth, ages 16-24, to join the Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) Editorial Board!
Editors help us address the issues that youth care the most about! They write, develop, and review content for the YE4C website, social media, and other digital media (like podcasts and videos). YE4C Editorial Board members join virtual meetings to discuss issues that matter to young people. They also work alone and in teams to review content and to create content for youth. Members are expected to contribute 5 hours per week for 10 months on content development, providing feedback, and participating in meetings. Ideal candidates care about improving their lives, care about helping others, and are excited about doing both via YE4C.
Past members have appreciated the opportunity to balance independent and shared work with other young people across the country. We are looking forward to making that happen with this next group as well. We will also be introducing Editorial Board members to leaders in the federal government to give them an opportunity learn more about the federal government and career paths that may interest them. We will also provide honoraria up to $1,000, YE4C swag, and a write-up on the YE4C Blog."
 

REMINDER: Be a Winner with Wool - Enter the 2020 Contest
California Entry Deadline- Oct. 24, 2020

The California Make it With Wool Contest will be held in mid-November 2020 in Contra Costa County.

The competition promotes creativity and the beauty and versatility of sewing, knitting, and crocheting using wool fabrics and yarns. The contest has a long, colorful history with the first contest being held in 1947 to foster an interest in sewing with wool. The contest has since encouraged personal creativity and exceptional workmanship while showcasing thousands of awe-inspiring woolen garments from all over the US, many handcrafted by 4-H Clothing and Textile members.

The California MIWW Contest will offer the categories of Pre-Teen 12 years and under, Junior 13-16, Senior 17-24 and Adult 25 and older. All garments must be made from fabric or yarn with a minimum of 60% wool. Specific contest rules, age requirements, previous contest photographs, and judging criteria may be found on the MIWW website. www.makeitwithwool.com

Junior, Senior and Adult California winners can sew, knit, or crochet, their way to the National Finals in Denver, Colorado January 2021! For information contact the California Director April Ward: april.ann.ward@gmail.com or (510) 205-7017.

 

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Weekly Updates 9/7/2020 - 9/13/2020

4-H Virtual Toolbox
As 4-H Leaders start to think about their projects and how to hold them virtually, please remember the help that is available to you! The 4-H Virtual Toolbox has information and resources for conducting meetings, connecting to technology and delivering 4-H in virtual and small group settings. Bookmark the page and visit often - new resources will continue to be added over time!

 

Fall Tractor Supply Paper Clover
October 7-18, 2020
The fall Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is still going forward as in previous years.

As we did before, a percentage of funds raised in California will go towards the State Leadership Conference and counties will receive their share raised in their county to enable youth to participate in camp and leadership conferences.

This year, because of the COVID crisis, TSC is requesting no physical presence from 4-H programs at their stores, including outdoor spaces like parking lots.

 

Save the Date for National 4-H Week
National 4-H Week is coming up October 4-10, 2020. Start making plans for how you're celebrating being a part of 4-H! This year's theme is Opportunity 4 All.

 

California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card
Help Humboldt County’s 4-H program without spending anything extra!

The California 4-H Foundation is excited to share this innovative, grassroots method for raising money for local 4-H programs – meet your California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card.

How it works…whenever you use a card, merchants pay a processing fee. By using the California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card, up to 1% of your total purchases helps youth in Humboldt County. That money comes from the processing fee the merchant pays to the bank. So instead of all of that fee going to the bank – up to 1% goes directly to Humboldt County’s 4-H program.

To learn more about how this card works and reserve a card please go to: https://groundswellcard.com/ca-4-h-interest-page/.

 

CA 4-H Computer Science Program Kickoff
Save the Date: November 14, 9:30am - 3:00pm
CS Training Flyer

The CA 4-H Computer Science Pathway Team is excited to announce an upcoming CS training event for staff, volunteers, and community partners!

Save the date for November 14th from 9:30-3:00pm. The event will be held on zoom. See the flyer below and please spread the word!

 

Devil's Garden Colt Challenge (Hosted by Modoc County)
Modoc County is pleased to announce year two of the Devil’s Garden Colt Challenge. If you are not familiar, The Devil’s Garden Colt Challenge is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA youth to receive a weanling (4-6 month old) wild horse from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse territory in Modoc County to train and compete for over $3,500 in cash and other prizes. The grand champion receives a $1,000 check. Youth have about 6 months to ground gentle their horses. Youth gain title to their horse and after the competition they can keep their horse or sell their horse as a project animal. Last year, 20 youth participated and the teachers had a great time teaching youth about wild horses. This year all weanlings gathered from the current Devil’s Garden gather will be entered into the program and youth in the program will be the only ones to take these horses home. A great opportunity!

More information about the program and the application can be found in the flyer. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA to participate. There is a $25 fee that covers the processing of selection and titling the horse to the youth. Please feel free to share this widely!

 

Two New State 4-H Advisory Committees: Make a Difference in 4-H!
Youth (ages 14 and up), Adult Volunteers (ages 18 and up) and County Staff are encouraged to apply!

See the full descriptions of these new Advisory Committees by clicking the committee names below:

4-H Public Speaking and Communications Advisory Committee - they will provide recommendations on Regional and State Presentation events. 

4-H Multicultural, Equity and Community Engagement Advisory Committee - they will provide recommendations on improving multicultural, equity and community engagement in 4-H programs. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15th! News & Information Outreach in Spanish is hosting 4 virtual events to celebrate. For more information, please see this invitation from the News & Information Outreach in Spanish (NOS) team. Register for any of these events on the registration page.

 

Financial Literacy for Kids: At-Home Lessons About Money
Presented by National 4-H Council
In complex times like these, financial worries are ever present. This is why we've teamed up with TDAmeritrade to help teach your kids about financial basics. Read more at the 4-h.org website.