South Carolina 4-H Volunteers' Newsletter

March 2021 - Volume 6:3


Dear 4-H Supporters,

April 4th is almost here, and we’re excited to kick off our $4 for 4-H campaign! Join South Carolina 4-H on April 4th for a day of Giving back!  $4 for 4-H is a day for alumni, friends, supporters, and members to give.
South Carolina 4-H has reached over 62,000 youth with online and offline learning through #4HatHome activities since the onset of COVID-19. Clemson Cooperative Extension and 4-H are bringing life-changing experiences to more youth because we believe that every child should have an equal opportunity to succeed.  Give today and your gift will help ensure this year doesn’t define the future of South Carolina youth.  Help us reach our fundraising goal of $4,000 and all 46 counties participating.

Welcoming New 4-H Agent

Hello everyone, my name is Kendall Winn and I am the new Laurens County 4-H Agent. A little bit about my background, I grew up riding horses and spent 11 years as a member of the Florida 4-H Program. I had the opportunity to become an officer in my club and also showed in the Horse Project up to the regional level during my years as a member. This experience sprung my passion for 4-H and Extension as a whole. From there, I enrolled at Clemson University and recently graduated last August with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. I am extremely excited to be a part of the team at Laurens County Extension and hope to become an exemplary 4-H Agent. I look forward to meeting and working with the phenomenal agents, volunteers, and members of the South Carolina 4-H Program.

Contact Kendall

Call for Nominations

Is there an outstanding volunteer in your county that deserves additional recognition?!  Please consider submitting a nomination on their behalf for the Glen Krohn Award for Volunteerism.  Our volunteers do amazing work every day and invest their time, money, and resources in service to others.  The Glen Krohn Award recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in the 4-H program. It is named for the late Dr. Glen Krohn, retired Assistant Director, Family and Youth Development. Dr. Krohn was a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career. To nominate a volunteer, submit a one-page overview of the volunteer’s accomplishments by May 3rd!  

Click here to learn more! 

Monthly 4-H Club Activity Idea

Each month, this e-newsletter gives you a monthly activity idea that you can try with youth in your club/community.  Special attention has been given to make these activities easily conducted on a budget, during a distance-learning or in-person 4-H club setting, and adaptable for multiple age groups. 
Click for Nature's Dyes Activity
Small Garden Project
The Small Garden Project is an independent-study project that educates youth of South Carolina on where and how their food is grown using hands-on, in-the-garden experiences. Open to youth 5-18 years of age.  Individuals or groups of five or more are welcome. Register by Friday, April 2nd. 
Click to Register
State WHEP Contest
4-H and FFA members (9-18 years of age) are invited to participate in the SC Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest, which will take place virtually the week of May 3rd. Our final day of competition will include presentations and awards on May 8th. Youth can participate as individuals or teams of 3-4 youth. Registration is FREE!!! 
Click to Register
4-H Legislative Day
We are so excited about our next virtual event! Legislative Day is a unique opportunity to promote the South Carolina 4-H program to elected state officials and learn about the state legislative process. During this event, youth leaders will be able to share their personal 4-H stories with legislators and discuss the benefits of 4-H and local ClemsonExtension programming in their communities.  A virtual ceremony will be hosted on Zoom at 7 PM on April 20, 2021.
Register for the Ceremony
Horse Academy
Introducing the Horse Academy! South Carolina 4-H Horse Project will teach lessons over Zoom this spring. Youth will gain knowledge and be better prepared for upcoming educational contests by participating in these programs offered on Tuesday evenings.  Cloverbud and Junior/Senior versions are available through 4HOnline. 
Click for Horse Opportunities
4-H Laying Flock Project
Registration for the 2021 SC 4-H Poultry Projects is now officially open!!!! Find out all of the details for both the Pullet Chain and Laying Flock projects at the South Carolina 4-H Youth Poultry website.  The deadline for Laying Flock Project registration is 10 AM on May 3rd.  (Pullet Chain Project registration closed on March 1st.)
Click for Poultry Projects
Healthy Lifestyles Video Contest
We want to see your best homemade cooking videos each month! Videos will be shared on the SC 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Facebook group. Entries will be entered into a raffle to win 4-H cooking prizes. Peanuts (or peanut alternatives for those with allergies) are the ingredient of the month for March; strawberries for April!
Click to Find Out More
Give $4 for 4-H
Are you #4HGrown?  Give back and help us #InspireKids by giving $4 for 4-H on 4/4!  Help us reach our $4,000 goal to grow our South Carolina 4-H Annual Fund on April 4th. Support tomorrow's leaders today!!!  Help promote this campaign and share it with others too.  
Give Now!
4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations
The volunteer specialists of the Southern Region will be hosting quarterly virtual volunteer conversations for 4-H volunteer leaders to share ideas, build regional connections, and learn from other volunteers throughout the country. Open to all 4-H volunteers and professionals. Dates: 04/27, 07/27, and 11/30 at 7:00 PM ET.
Click here to Register

4-H in the News!!!


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