4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

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Are You Interested in Beekeeping?

Grants are available for youth ages 12-17 who are interested in beekeeping from the Nebraska Beekeeping Association Youth Program. The grant provides students with equipment, bees, and mentors to assist them. Applications are due December 1. For more information:

Overnight Lock-In

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 16. 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

4-H Awards Deadline Dec. 31

The following 4-H award applications are due Dec. 31: Diamond Clover, Community Service, Career Portfolios, National Leadership, Outstanding 4-H Member, Club of Excellence and Meritorious Service. Learn more

4-H Scholarships Deadline Dec. 31

The following 4-H college scholarship applications are due Dec. 31: 4-H Council, 4-H Teen Council, Lincoln Center Kiwanis and Lane Community. Learn more

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

4-H Clover College Photos are on Flickr Now

Clover College photos are now on Flickr. This year's Clover College featured 58 workshops in 4 days, attended by 174 youth with 1,023 total class registrations! View Photos Here

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

Lancaster County Super Fair

Congratulations to all 4-H youth for your accomplishments at the Lancaster County Super Fair!

Results from the 2016 Nebraska State Fair

Results from the Nebraska State Fair are available on-line. Visit 4-H Results

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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
Sara Hansen

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!

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