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Training planned for new 4-H leaders

Oct 02, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff are pleased to announce statewide trainings for 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 everyone, even if you are not a current 4-H volunteer. New and experienced club leaders are encouraged to attend if they have not attended before.

Participants of this training will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills. They will learn about the role of a caring adult and enhance positive youth development knowledge and skills in order to support a vibrant 4-H club or Clover Kids group. There will be opportunities to meet and network with other volunteers and learn from one another. 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 breakout sessions specific for 4-H Clubs and Clover Kids groups to provide more targeted skill building for volunteers working with those age groups..

Training will be held in southeast Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Iowa County Extension Office in Williamsburg. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, with lunch being provided. There are other trainings throughout the state and volunteers may attend any of the locations. To register, go to <www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/volunteertraining>. Registration is due by Oct. 25 for the training in Williamsburg.

For more information on how to volunteer with 4-H, please contact Washington County Extension & Outreach Office at 319-653-4811. For more information on new leaders training in southeast Iowa, please contact Youth Program Specialist Tricia Stouder at 515-460-1529 or <trew@iastate.edu>.


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