York County 4-H Focus

January 20, 2017

4-H Enrollment is Now Open - Sign up Early!

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: 4-H Online

Early enrollment is due March 15. Those who enroll by this date will receive an extra pop or comparable item at the 4-H Food Stand during County Fair. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete.

Enrollment fee is $5 per member.


Visit york.unl.edu for enrollment instructions.

Volunteer Re-Screening

As many of you know, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Volunteer application process includes a volunteer screening. All volunteers and staff who work directly with youth are required to complete the Youth Volunteer Protection Screening Form. Be assured the volunteer screening process is confidential.


Volunteer applicants are screened in order to:


  • assure a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development program.
  • provide protection for the child, the volunteer, the educator, the 4-H Council, the Extension Board, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Screening Rotation
Initial screening of volunteers and staff will occur when they sign up to volunteer or are employed as an Extension professional. Screening for all volunteers will be done every four years by district, regardless of when the original screening was completed.


York County Volunteers are up for re-screening this year, so every volunteer must fill out the Youth Volunteer Protection Screening Form!


In order to be approved as a 4-H Volunteer, you must be re-screened!


Please let us know if you have any questions!

The Monthly 4-H Newsletter is Going Digital!

Starting in February, the York County 4-H Focus newsletter will be sent via email and posted on our website. We will no longer be sending paper copies to every family. If you would still like to receive a paper copy in the mail, click here or call the Extension Office by January 21.
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Like Horses But Don't Have One?

Check out the 4-H Horse Stampede!

April 1, 2017

UNL Animal Science building, East Campus.
This event offers a variety of 4-H horse contests that don't require live horses, including public speaking, demonstration, quiz bowl, art, and photography contests. Youth, ages 10-18, have the opportunity to display their equine knowledge through these contests both as an individual and as part of a team. Contact Tanya at tanya.crawford@unl.edu for more information.

Scholarships

Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities


Applications Due February 15

York County 4-H Council Scholarship

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship


Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

Save the Date

4-H Kick-Off

“Growing True Leaders”

Sunday, February 19th

Cornerstone Building

Let’s Kick-Off a new year of 4-H! All current and potential 4-H members are welcome to attend.

The event will showcase 4-H projects, information on the upcoming year, games and 4-H fun. This year’s theme is Growing True Leaders. All attendees will be invited to participate in multiple mini projects to get a taste of 4-H. There will be balloons, pictures with Lil’ Green, inflatables and much more!

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