SDSU Extension will host the National Volunteer e-forum on October 5, November 2 and December 7 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Digital Data Network (DDN) centers throughout South Dakota, including the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown.
“Join us and get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff and SDSU Extension staff from across the country,” said Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension Volunteer Development Field Specialist.
At least five people must be registered at a location for the e-forum to be hosted at that site.
Topic: Cultivating an Environment for Growing True Leaders
Focus: Creating an environment where 4-H members feel safe as they grow and develop leadership skills means having volunteers who understand the basics of positive youth development. This session will feature ideas and activities that help foster life skill development by focusing on strategies for more effective club interactions. Participants will learn about the Essential Elements of 4-H and the 5 C’s of positive youth development.
Topic: STEMming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders
Focus: Build on the roots of 4-H as we STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) our way into agriculture and animal science for experienced and new 4-H’ers.
Gain resources to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) leaders through traditional animal sciences project areas in communities. Volunteers will gain ideas for planning and organizing fun, educational sessions for youth.
Topic: Helping 4-H’ers Grow in Life & Work
Focus: In 4-H, all youth can explore their future. Club meetings, events, camps and after-school programs are places to develop life skills and expand their interests through 4-H. During this session volunteers will share ideas, receive resources, and see a variety of…