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4-H 101: The Basics of Starting a 4-H Club

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The newly revised 4-H 101 is designed to be a general overview and resource guide for youth development staff or volunteers who are starting new 4-H clubs or working with existing clubs.  4-H 101 merges the basic concepts and principles of effective youth development delivered in a non-formal (out of school) setting with the "nuts and bolts" information needed to manage a 4-H program.

In addition, there is on-line training for 4-H 101 available. Please click here for more information.


Lesson 1: Introducing Youth Development

Lesson 2: The Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development

Lesson 3: The Organizational Structure and History of 4-H

Lesson 4: Understanding the Culture of 4-H

Lesson 5: Understanding 4-H Youth Development Delivery

Lesson 6: Life Skills and the Experiential Learning Model

Lesson 7: Knowing and Using 4-H Curricula

Lesson 8: Putting the Experiential Learning Model to Practice

Lesson 9: 4-H Club Basics

Lesson 10: Starting 4-H Clubs

Lesson 11: Conducting Club Meetings

Lesson 12: Planning the 4-H Club Year

Lesson 13: Marketing 4-H Clubs

Lesson 14: Recruiting, Training and Recognizing Volunteers

Lesson 15: Recognizing 4-H'ers Accomplishments

Lesson 16: Making Action Plans

Appendix: References

Appendix: Lesson 1

Appendix: Lesson 2

Appendix: Lesson 3

Appendix: Lesson 4

Appendix: Lesson 5

Appendix: Lesson 6

Appendix: Lesson 7

Appendix: Lesson 8

Appendix: Lesson 9

Appendix: Lesson 10

Appendix: Lesson 11

Appendix: Lesson 12

Appendix: Lesson 13

Appendix: Lesson 14

Appendix: Lesson 15

Appendix: Lesson 16

Training Slides A

Training Slides B