You can be the catalyst who solves real world problems, through The Great Question Challenge.
The Great Question Challenge, a program created through a partnership with UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development, DuPont Pioneer, and the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, is designed to provide students an opportunity to create local solutions to issues of national and global importance. This year, the Great Question Challenge focuses on solutions to food insecurity, as 15% of all U.S. households are food insecure and in Nebraska and nearly 100,000 children are unsure of their next meal.
To help youth prepare for a successful project, there will be a workshop on April 5, 2014 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The workshop will educate students about food insecurity and the role they play in becoming a catalyst to change. Students will walk away from this experience with improved or new ideas of how to address food insecurity, knowledge from industry leaders, and a network of students from across the state. Registration for the spring workshop is open until March 28.
Giving Your Best Web Seminars
(February 25, 2014) The "Giving Your Best" is a live web seminar series taught by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development staff. The web seminar series is designed to benefit volunteers and parents as they get ready, set, and go forward with club meetings, 4-H projects, and beyond. Learn more about upcoming web seminars here. Don't forget to check out registration!
(January 30, 2014) If you have an interest in >*, Crop Science, Culinary Arts and Food Science, Education, Engineering, Fashion Design*, Filmmaking, Outdoor Nebraska*, Unicameral Youth Legislature or Veterinary Science then check out the 2014 Big Red Summer Academic Camp offerings! These career exploration camps, available to youth entering grades 10-12 during the fall of 2014, are held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in June. Learn more...
*New camp for 2014
The Health Rocks! Carnival App and Website
Check it out! The Health Rocks! Carnival app is now available! The app, developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and piloted by Nebraska youth, is available free through iTunes and as a desktop game. The interactive game allows youth to test their knowledge of drug and alcohol facts, and health through carnival-themed games. The overall health status of their player is determined by how many health points they obtain, which will either turn their player into a superhero or an unhealthy person.
The Health Rocks! Carnival app is the first app created for a national 4-H curriculum, which is an extension of the current Health Rocks! curriculum and program initiative.
4-H'er Develops Prairie Chicken Habitat
(July 22, 2013) A Custer County 4-H member is taking advantage of an unsused section of land by turning it into habitat for prairie chickens. Russell McMillan, age 13, will be an eighth-grader in the fall at Anselmo-Merna.
He has been working on the project for three years and placed first in two junior division competitions in 2011 and 2012. "When my parents purchased some land I was then able to try a wildlife project," McMilan said.
With the help of his family, McMilan has cut down scattered trees that harbotred predator birds on his 52-acre plot. Read more.
Governor's Awards go to 25 4-H Clubs
(July 1, 2013) The Governor's Agricultural Excellence Awards, created in 1996 and sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, were presented to 25 4-H clubs during the PASE/Life Challenge Event at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln July 1.
The award is designed to recognize accomplishments of the members of a 4-H Club based on community projects, service learning and collective individual accomplishments in agriculture-related project areas. After a review of their proposal, the successful clubs each received a $500 stipend to fund their projects. No state tax dollars were used in the program. Read more.
To learn more about the Governor's Agricultural Excellence Awards, visit the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website.
Make a Difference -- Join the Revolution of Responsibility!
(February 8, 2012) Nebraska 4-H has a promising future grounded with strong roots. Over the past 100 years, Nebraska has developed one of the most inclusive programs in the nation, reaching 1 in 3 youth in the state. Become a part of the Nebraska 4-H Revolution and make a difference by viewing the 4-H in Nebraska Interactive Magazine!
Career Explorer by Nebraska 4-H
Career Explorer will help you connect the dots between choices you make every day and the opportunities you could have in the future. You will begin with a Luck of the Draw card and from there you will be in control, making ongoing decisions about your education and future career opportunities. At each stage of the game, you will be able to enter the workforce, get additional education, or explore training programs. You will have access to more than 450 careers with up-to-date salary information and summaries for each!