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Volunteers Needed for FIRST Programs!

(October 30, 2014) Nebraska 4-H is preparing for the 2014-15 Nebraska FIRST Robotics season! In Nebraska, the following FIRST Programs are offered:

Volunteers are needed for FIRST showcases, qualifying tournaments, scrimmages, and state tournaments being held across the state during December, January, and February, for all FIRST Programs.

FIRST opportunities provide youth in grades K-12 the opportunity to show off their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in a fun, sports-like environment.  Learn More

Textiles Gallery Features Nebraska's Top 4-H Designs

(October 27, 2014) The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is showcasing creative work by Nebraska 4-H youth in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through November 8, 2014. The "Celebration of Youth XXI: Elegant Solutions" exhibition features works chosen from the home environment, clothing, quilt quest and fashion show divisions of the 2014 Nebraska State Fair. "Elegant Solutions" is on display in the Home Economics Building. Read More


Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio

(September 8, 2014) 4-H youth across Nebraska have learned many great things throughout 2013-14 -- and now is the time to document these achievements through the 4-H Career Portfolio!

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a listing of a 4-H'ers personal growth and leadership experiences related to the knowledge learned, skills gained, and community service/volunteer activities experienced through 4-H.  The 4-H Career Portfolio is required for Nebraska 4-H youth to be eligible for many county and state awards.

The annual deadline for the completed 4-H Career Portfolio is typically in the fall. Contact your local UNL Extension Office for more information regarding record book deadlines and incentives/awards.


UNL Extension Celebrates Centennial

(May 8, 2014) On Thursday, May 8, UNL Extension celebrates 100 years of a proud legacy of building better lives for Nebraskans. Tied to UNL's flagship research powerhouse, over 300 UNL Extension professionals every day help Nebraska citizens gain benefits from the research and teaching of our Big Ten university. Learn More About Extension Centennial

In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act provided for mutual cooperation of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Land-Grant Colleges in conducting agricultural extenison work. And Nebraska 4-H was ready! By 1913, youth workers were already in place in counties. Cooperative Extension work, from its beginning, saw youth as an excellent audience for the dissemination of research-based information. The close relationship between Nebraska youth and UNL Extension continues today, 100 years later -- with 4-H as the link.

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.

career explorerCareer Explorer by Nebraska 4-H

Get started on the right path to making smart life choices with the Career Explore Web Site and Career Explorer iPad App!

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!