(March 16, 2015) Rediscover a comprehensive program designed to help youth as they navigate tough life choices! Health Rocks! is a tried and proven curriculum reaching over 290,000 youth with 10+ hours of programming while achieving substantial knowledge and behavioral change. The folllwing training for Nebraska Extension staff, 4-H volunteers, and other youth development organizations and professionals is being offered in the following locations:
- Friday, April 17, 2015 | Buffalo County Extension Office, Kearney, NE
- Monday, April 20, 2015 | Madison County Extension Office, Norfolk, NE
Everyone who attends the training will receive copies of the curriculum, a programming kit with all supplies needed to implement the curriculum, and lunch. The training is open to all participants. Register by Wednesday, April 8, 2015! Learn More / Register
(February 9, 2015) If you have an interest in Animal Science, Crop Science, Culinary Arts and Food Science, Digital Arts*, Education, Engineering, Filmmaking, Natural Resources, Unicameral Youth Legislature, Veterinary Science, or Weather and Climate Science*, then check out the 2015 Big Red Summer Academic Camp offerings! These career exploration camps, available to youth entering grades 10-12 during the fall of 2015, are held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus in June. Learn More
*New camp for 2015
(January 27, 2015) Nebraska 4-H Youth Development continues to make a difference in the lives of young people across the state! Throughout 2014, 4-H in Nebraska intentionally targeted educational programs toward 4-H Science, Agricultural Literacy, Career Development and College Readiness, Community Engagement, and Healthy Living. In addition, 4-H has always been focused in supporting the post-secondary education aspirations of young people. Learn more about the impact that 4-H is making by viewing the 2014 Youth Development Outcome Report!
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 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!
(January 3, 2014) The 2014 summer season is approaching fast -- make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5-18; you do not have to be a 4-H Club Member. We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp at our two sites -- Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, and at our Destination Camps across Nebraska! Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. Learn more by viewing the 2014 Camp Brochure. And be sure to register by April 15 to receive an early-bird discount!