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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 21, 2014

Training to be held for new 4-H leaders

Jan 27, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff announce statewide trainings for all new 4-H Club Leaders. This training is targeted to those who are beginning as volunteers or those with three years or less experience. The training is open to all volunteers, and current club leaders are encouraged to attend if they have not attended before.

Advantages of this training program include: learning about the role of a caring adult, dynamic training to boost positive youth development knowledge and skills in order to support a vibrant 4-H club or Clover Kids group, and an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. The interactive training includes an agenda loaded with knowledge, skills, and tools needed to enhance a volunteer’s work with 4-H youth. There will be age appropriate breakout sessions specific for 4-H Clubs and Clover Kids groups to provide more targeted skill building for volunteers working with those specific age groups. Volunteers will receive a binder of resources to prepare them for working with their club or group.

Training will be held in southeast Iowa on Saturday, March 1, at the Henry County Extension Office in Mount Pleasant. The training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are numerous trainings throughout the state. Volunteers may attend any of the locations. To register, go to <www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/volunteertraining>. Registration is due by Feb. 22 for the training in Mount Pleasant. The training will include resources, lunch and snacks. There is no fee to attend.

For more information on how to volunteer with 4-H in Washington county please contact, Washington County Extension & Outreach Office at 319-653-2811. For more information on New Leader’s Training in southeast Iowa, please contact youth program specialist Kati Peiffer at 641-233-7238 or <kpeiffer@iastate.edu>.

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