4-H Youth Development
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Mark Your 2017 Calendars
The 2017 Lancaster County 4-H Calendar of planned events is now posted online. You can start planning and marking your calendar!
Lancaster County 4-H Teen Council invites 4th & 5th graders to an overnight lock-in Friday, Jan. 20, 8 pm - Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 am. You don't need to be in 4-H to attend. Cost $15. Register by January 18. Details & Registration Form
New 4-H Club Forming in Denton Area
First organizational meeting Jan. 19, 6 pm at the Community Center in Denton. Details
Now Offering Hands-On 4-H Activities For After-School Programs with Middle-Schoolers
Lancaster County 4-H staff are offering to present hands-on activities for after-school programs with middle school-age youth. Activities can range from 1–2 times a week for 1–6 weeks. Schedules can be very flexible based on your needs. Currently offered through January 31, 2017. Topics Offered & Details
After-School Staff & Child Care Providers:
Environmental Awareness Workshops
Teaching children ages 3–9 about our environment can be fun and easy. In this workshop for child care providers and after-school staff, you will practice hands-on activities to help children learn to protect our environment. Choose which 2017 date to attend: Tuesday, Feb. 21 (Register by Feb 6) or Wednesday, May 3 (Register by April 17) - Times for both: 10 am - 12 pm. Cost $5. Deadlines to register: Feb. 6 for the Feb. 21 workshop April 17 for the May 3 workshop. Details
Babysitter's Training for 5th & 7th Graders
Tuesday, June 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Educationi Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. A class through the American Red Cross taught by Extension Educator Jaci Foged for youth ages 11-15. Cost $35, bring a sack lunch. Register by June 6 by calling 402-441-7180. Details
It's Time to Re-Enroll in 4-H
The 4-H year is Oct. 1–Sept. 30 and, since it is a new 4-H year, all 4-H members and volunteers must re-enroll for the 2016–2017 4-H year (even if you just enrolled in August or September). New members and fair projects may be updated through June 15. Learn more
4-H Specialty Clubs Invite New Members
Several Lancaster County specialty 4-H clubs are looking for new 4-H members. Current 4-H members and those interested in joining 4-H are invited to join these clubs. Learn more
Are You Interested in 4-H?
If you are interested in the 4-H program in Lancaster County, Nebraska, you can fill out an on-line form to let us know how we can help you. It's easy. This form is for both youth who want to join 4-H and adults who are interested in volunteering! Fill Out The Form
Nominate your club for 4-H Club of the Month
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to recognize 4-H clubs throughout the state of Nebraska. Any 4-H club may nominate themselves to be the Club of the Month. Clubs who are chosen receive a $50 cash card. Learn more
Congratulations to all 4-H youth for your accomplishments at the Lancaster County Super Fair!
- Results: http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair
- Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unlextlanco/albums
- Archived Livestream Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/4HLancasterNE
Results from the 2016 Nebraska State Fair
Results from the Nebraska State Fair are available on-line. Visit 4-H Results
Calendars - News:
- Current 4-H E-News
- 2017 Local 4-H Calendar of Events
- The NEBLINE Newsletter
- Lancaster County 4-H Social Media
- 2016 4-H Achievement Celebration results
4-H Member Resources:
- Enrollment information, scholarship & awards, club resources...
- Horse Project
- Livestock & Companion Animal Projects
- Static Exhibit & Other Projects
- 4-H Staff Contacts
County & State Fair:
Be a 4-H Volunteer!
- Become a 4-H Volunteer
- On-line Interest Form
- Heart of 4-H Award Nomination
- Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter
- Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Code of Ethics
- Lancaster County 4-H Program
- Clover College
- 4-H Clover Kids (ages 5-7)
- On-line Interest Form
- Nebraska State 4-H
4-H School Enrichment
- 4-H Embryology & Egg Cam
- Ag Literacy Festival
- NEP School Enrichment
- After School Programs
- earth wellness festival
Find 4-H Clubs in Your Community! If you live outside of Lancaster County, Nebraska and would like more information about 4-H programs in your community, contact your local extension office. To find your local office, visit HERE
Heart of 4-H Award - November 2016
Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Sara Hansen as winner of November's “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.
Sara has volunteered with 4-H for six years. After three years helping with the Helping Hearts clover kids 4-H club, she organized and is leader of the Clever Clovers 4-H club. The club was a 2015 Nebraska Club of Excellence and does at least one community service project a year — last year they planting flowers at Tabitha Health Care and sewed pillowcases to donate to the foster care program. Sarah has also helped staff shifts at the 4-H food booth at the Lancaster County Super Fair.
Lancaster County 4-H thanks Sara for donating her time and talents. People like her are indeed the heart of 4-H! Read more
Lancaster County 4-H presents a Heart of 4-H Award to a Lancaster County 4-H volunteer each month! These volunteers are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service. You can nominate a deserving volunteer!
4-H Year in Review!
In 2015, Lancaster County 4-H involved nearly: 1,017 club members, 248 independent members, 2,205 youth in afterschool & summer programs which incorporated 4-H activities, and 20,582 youth in 4-H school enrichment programs. Nearly 1,345 adults volunteered!