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Youth Development (Eddy County)

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This plan deals with Project Work; Special Interest; School Enrichment; Competition; Clinics; Workshops; Outreach Efforts; Record Books; Eddy County 4-H Council; Officer Trainings; Senior Leadership Club Membership; and anything related to youth in Eddy C

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13. Six youth attended the Senior Leadership Retreat held in Albuquerque. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to leadership, communication, community service volunteering, and social skills. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to leadership and basic life skills as evidenced by observations and discussions with the youth.

14. County Competitive events and contest trainings were conducted to expand life skills and knowledge. Seven youth advanced to State level competition. Contest areas included livestock skill-a-thon, home ec skill-a-thon, wildlife habitat evaluation, horse judging, public speaking, and dairy judging. Youth participating in competitive events increased mastery and independence related to teamwork, character and critical thinking as evidenced by teamwork and positive attitudes.

Three youth participated in the National Western Stock Show showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Six head of livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to self-responsibility, communication, learning to learn, and self-discipline, as evidenced by the quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

15. Local Club Meetings & Programs – 96% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increase public speaking and communication skills through demonstrations and leadership roles in their local club.
Radio Programs & Other Media – 10% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increased public speaking and communication skills by providing ads for the local radio stations related to the Eddy County Fair and National 4-H Week.
County 4-H Council Meetings & Programs – 15% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increase public speaking and communication skills through leadership roles at the County level.

16. 100% of local clubs conduct community service projects and 98% of 4-H youth participate in service projects at the county level. Youth increased knowledge and skills related to generosity and caring as evidenced by observations by the 4-H Agent and club leaders. Results were reported by both 4-H leaders and County Council officers.

17. Youth serve in leadership roles at the county level by performing the following duties: Elected Officer and Appointed Council Delegate. Youth received training in the following areas through County and Multi-County trainings: Parliamentary Procedure, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Organization, and Public Speaking. 100% of youth actively involved in the County Council gained knowledge and skills related to planning/organizing, communication, nurturing relationships, leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline as evidenced by their increased involvement in 4-H, regular attendance at 4-H council meetings, and the success of the council.

18. Youth worked with adult partners to solicit donations and sponsorships for 4-H programming, scholarships and county fair needs as well conducting fundraisers. The County conducted a variety of fundraisers to send youth on trips, purchase awards for the Annual Achievement Awards, to have premium money for indoor exhibits, and to have funds for operations. Fundraisers included: district contest pledge donors, chili and bingo nights, soliciting donors for indoors exhibits, and donut sales during the fair. The county gathered over $6000 toward providing quality programs. Youth gained knowledge and skills in planning/organizing, keeping records, sharing, contributions to group efforts, marketable skills, self-responsibility, and problem solving.
(Progress towards the long-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 18, 2011, 12:15 pm
7. Eighteen youth attended Youth Get-Away 4-H Camp held near Torreon, New Mexico. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to leadership, social skills, teamwork, sharing, problem solving, and managing feelings. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to leadership and basic life skills as evidenced by observations and camper evaluations.

Four 4-H members attended the New Mexico 4-H State Livestock School held in Albuquerque. Youth received hands on training related to showmanship, nutrition, fitting, disease, and management. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge about their livestock project. There was also an increase in life skills, such as communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, character, and keeping records.

Thirty eight 4-H members attended a livestock nutrition and showmanship clinic. Youth received hands on training related to showmanship, nutrition, and fitting. The clinics increased knowledge about nutrition and showmanship, and increased mastery skills, such as goal setting and decision making.

8. County Competitive events and contest trainings were conducted to expand life skills and knowledge. Thirteen junior youth advanced to District level competition. Contest areas included livestock judging, wildlife, wool, crops, horticulture, home economic skill-a-thon, horse bowl, livestock skill-a-thon, parliamentary procedure, and fashion revue. Youth participating in competitive events increased mastery and independence related to teamwork, character and critical thinking as evidenced by teamwork and positive attitudes.

Six youth participated in the New Mexico State Fair showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Over 30 livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. 12% of Eddy County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock as evidenced by quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

Twelve youth participated in the Eastern New Mexico State Fair showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Over 60 livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. 26% of Eddy County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock as evidenced by quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.



(Progress towards the medium-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 18, 2011, 12:13 pm
1. Thirteen 4-H members and their parents attended a New Family Meeting conducted by the 4-H Agent. Youth received information on what 4-H is, project completion, record books, county, district, and state activities, and were able to ask questions about the program. The training increased knowledge, and mastery skills, such as learning to learn.

Four youth attended a rodeo first aid training class. Youth received training in dealing with first aid emergencies during rodeos and about rodeo events. The class increased basic life skills and knowledge related to first aid.

Twenty eight youth attended the Eddy County 4-H Novice Day Camp held in Artesia. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to social skills, leadership, communication, and learning to learn. Older 4-H members served as counselors completing leadership training and field experience. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock judging, meat judging, NM culture projects, scrapbooking, Welcome to NM 4-H, home ec skill-a-thon, parliamentary procedure, and basic life skills as evidenced by observations, the completion of take home projects, and camper evaluations.

Two 4-H members attended the Home Economics School held in Valencia County. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to community service volunteering, goal setting, self-responsibility, and problem solving. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to sewing, quilting, and housing and interior design, and basic life skills as evidenced by observations and the completion of take home projects.

Nine 4-H members attended a Scrapbooking Work Day. Youth received hands on training on scrapbooking techniques, selecting appropriate photographs and materials, and preparing exhibits for the fair. The work day increased knowledge about scrapbooking, and increased mastery skills, such as decision making and critical thinking.

Two 4-H members attended a Photography Work Day. Youth received hands on training on photography techniques, camera selection, editing pictures, and preparing exhibits for the fair. The work day increased knowledge about photography, and increased mastery skills, such as decision making and critical thinking.

Four 4-H members attended a Food Preservation Work Day. Youth received hands on training on what foods can be preserved, canning techniques, and prepared jelly to enter for the fair. The work day increased knowledge about food preservation, and increase mastery skills, such as decision making and critical thinking.

Twelve 4-H members attended a Leather Craft Work Day. Youth received hands on instruction in leather craft tools, selecting leather, the proper techniques, and worked on a stamped item to enter for the fair. The work day increased knowledge about leather craft, and increased mastery skills, such as decision making and critical thinking.

Five 4-H members attended a Record Book Work Day conducted by the 4-H Agent. Youth received assistance with completing all record sheets and record books. The training increased knowledge and mastery skills, such as keeping records and decision making.

2. County Competitive events and contest trainings were conducted to expand life skills and knowledge. Twenty two novice youth advanced to District level competition. Contest areas included livestock judging, wildlife, wool, crops, horticulture, home economic skill-a-thon, horse judging, livestock skill-a-thon, parliamentary procedure, and fashion revue. Youth participating in competitive events increased mastery and independence related to teamwork, character and critical thinking as evidenced by teamwork and positive attitudes.

Eighty five youth participated in the Eddy County Fair showcasing their development of life skills through livestock projects. Over 500 livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. Over $400,000 was paid to Eddy County 4-H Members through premiums, junior livestock auctions and fair related scholarships. 82% of Eddy County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock, horse, rabbit, and poultry as evidenced by the quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

3. Twelve 4-H youth served as keynote speakers, emcees, pledge leaders and presenters at the annual Eddy County 4-H Achievement Awards, increasing their public speaking skills and giving leadership to the overall program. Members received pins and various awards in recognition of their achievements and increase in life skills throughout the program year. One hundred and fifty members, leaders and guests attended the event.

4. County Extension personnel provide quality educational experiences through cooperation with classroom teachers. Eight hundred youth gained knowledge related to agriculture through Kids, Kows, and More. They also learned life skills, such as learning to learn and healthy lifestyle choices, and developed a better understanding of agriculture as evidenced by evaluations from teachers.

County Extension personnel provide quality educational experiences through cooperation with classroom teachers. Five hundred youth gained knowledge related to farm and agriculture safety through the Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day. They also learned life skills, such as learning to learn, problem solving, and self responsibility, and developed a better understanding of farm safety as evidenced by evaluations from teachers.

5. Youth served in leadership roles at the club level by performing the following duties: Elected Officer, Appointed Council Delegate, Pledge Leaders, and Committee Members. Youth received training in the following areas through Club, County and Multi-County trainings: Parliamentary Procedure, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Organization, and Public Speaking. Youth actively involved in Club Leadership gained knowledge and skills related to planning/organizing, social skills, nurturing relationships, contributions to a group effort, and self-responsibility as evidenced by the amount of youth involved with their club activities and club planning and an increase number of youth attending 4-H council meetings.


(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 18, 2011, 12:12 pm
15. One youth attended the Senior Leadership Retreat held in Albuquerque. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to leadership, communication, community service volunteering, and social skills. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to leadership, and basic life skills as evidenced by observations and discussions with the youth.

16. Two youth participated in the National Western Stock Show showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Fourteen head of livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to self-responsibility, communication, learning to learn, and self-discipline, as evidenced by the quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

17. Local Club Meetings & Programs – 97% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increase public speaking and communication skills through demonstrations and leadership roles in their local club. Radio Programs & Other Media – 15% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increased public speaking and communication skills by providing ads for the local radio stations related to the Eddy County Fair and National 4-H Week. County 4-H Council Meetings & Programs – 20% of all youth involved in the 4-H program increase public speaking and communication skills through leadership roles at the County level.

18. 100% of local clubs conduct community service projects and 98% of 4-H youth participate in service projects at the county level. Youth increased knowledge and skills related to generosity and caring as evidenced by observations by the 4-H Agent and club leaders. Results were reported by both 4-H leaders and County Council officers.

19. Youth serve in leadership roles at the county level by performing the following duties: Elected Officer and Appointed Council Delegate. Youth received training in the following areas through County and Multi-County trainings: Parliamentary Procedure, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Organization, and Public Speaking. 100% of youth actively involved in the County Council gained knowledge and skills related to planning/organizing, communication, nurturing relationships, leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline as evidenced by their increased involvement in 4-H, regular attendance at 4-H council meetings, and the success of the council.

20. Youth worked with adult partners to solicit donations and sponsorships for 4-H programming, scholarships and county fair needs as well conducting fundraisers. The County conducted a variety of fundraisers to send youth on trips, purchase awards for the Annual Achievement Awards, to have premium money for indoor exhibits, and to have funds for operations. Fundraisers included: cow pie bingo, chili and bingo nights, soliciting donors for indoors exhibits, and donut sales during the fair. The county gathered over $1500 toward providing quality programs. Youth gained knowledge and skills in planning/organizing, keeping records, sharing, contributions to group efforts, marketable skills, self-responsibility, and problem solving.
(Progress towards the long-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2010, 3:21 pm
7. Twenty three youth attended Youth Get-Away 4-H Camp held near Torreon, New Mexico. Youth participated in hands on workshops and activities designed to increase life skills related to leadership, social skills, teamwork, sharing, problem solving, and managing feelings. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge and skills related to leadership and basic life skills as evidenced by observations and camper evaluations.

Eight 4-H members attended a Judging Workshop held in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Youth received hands on training related to livestock judging and meat judging. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge about livestock and meat judging. There was also an increase in life skills, such as communication, critical thinking, decision making, self-esteem, and teamwork.

Thirteen youth attended a 4-H Council Retreat held in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Youth participated in the “Complaint Free World Training” and planned activities for the 4-H council and 4-H program in Eddy County. The retreat increased belonging and mastery skills, such as team work, self-responsibility, planning, and goal setting.

Three 4-H members attended the New Mexico 4-H State Livestock School held in Albuquerque. Youth received hands on training related to showmanship, nutrition, fitting, disease, and management. 100% of youth reported an increase in knowledge about their livestock project. There was also an increase in life skills, such as communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, character, and keeping records.

Nine 4-H members attended Showmanship Clinics held during the month of July. Youth received hands on training related to showmanship, nutrition, and fitting. The clinics increased knowledge about showmanship and increased mastery skills, such as goal setting and decision making.

Ten 4-H members attended a Project Roundup/Livestock Work Night. Youth received hands on training related to showmanship, fitting, and nutrition. The clinics increased knowledge about livestock showmanship and increased mastery skills, such as decision making, teamwork, and social skills.

8. County Competitive events and contest trainings were conducted to expand life skills and knowledge. Ten junior youth advanced to District level competition. Contest areas included livestock judging, wildlife, wool, crops, horticulture, home economic skill-a-thon, horse bowl, livestock skill-a-thon, parliamentary procedure, and fashion revue. Youth participating in competitive events increased mastery and independence related to teamwork, character and critical thinking as evidenced by teamwork and positive attitudes.

Four youth participated in the New Mexico State Fair showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Over 50 livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. Eddy County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock as evidenced by quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

Twelve youth participated in the Eastern New Mexico State Fair showcasing their development of life skills through livestock exhibits. Over 60 livestock were exhibited. Youth received recognition and feedback for continued improvement of knowledge and skills. Eddy County 4-H youth showed an increase in knowledge and skills related to livestock as evidenced by quality of animals shown and the amount of ribbons won.

(Progress towards the medium-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2010, 3:17 pm
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