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Saguache News – October 15

4-H Enrollment Opens This Week

Postal Customers in Saguache Today and the San Luis Valley could see more than their mail-in election ballot in their mailbox this week as the 2018-19 4-H San Luis Valley enrollment opens. According to 4-H October newsletter, check your email or mailbox around October 16 for complete info on enrolling or re-enrolling in the San Luis Valley 4H group for the 2018-19 year!4H Click

Enrollment will once again be conducted through 4HOnline. Re-enrollment for existing 4-H members will run through January 4. New members can enroll, and existing members can add and drop projects, through March 31. Organizers of the agriculture-focused, youth group encourages folks to re-enroll early to get in their system and be eligible for camp and event registration. Do not miss the January 4 deadline for re-enrollment, or you will not be eligible to participate in 4-H or compete with 4-H projects in the SLV Fair.

If you have trouble with re-enrollment once the system reopens, give our office a call. They can walk you through common problems. If you have limited internet access, or want in-person support, drop by the office during office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adults Needed as 4H Volunteers

The San Luis Valley 4-H youth development program is looking for adults to share their knowledge as volunteers. These volunteers will leverage their experiences and interests to help youth build life skills in various subject areas.

“Volunteers are essential to help youth make the most of the wide variety of learning experiences they are presented with in 4-H,” said Amy Henschen, 4-H Extension Agent with Colorado State University. “We are currently looking for adults to serve as project leaders or help with workshops and school programming so we can better serve youth in the Valley.”

Volunteering with 4-H is an opportunity for people to share their personal interests by demonstrating expertise in subjects as varied as robotics, food and nutrition, public speaking, agricultural science, shooting sports and more. A person doesn’t have to have a degree in a specific field to become a volunteer in the 4-H program. Instead, they just need a passion for working with children and an interest in a certain area.

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As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

Adults can choose to serve as project leaders, helping kids enrolled in specific areas learn and complete their project requirements, or as area activity leaders, helping at specific workshops or school programs. Project leaders are needed in a variety of areas, including shooting sports, cake decorating, sewing, rabbit, cooking, outdoor adventure, and photography. The program is also seeking adults to be activity leaders at upcoming outdoor adventure, photography and horticulture workshops.

Volunteer opportunities also exist outside of these specific focus areas. The 4-H program4-H program is flexible with finding opportunities that match the skill sets and meet the needs of interested adults. Training and support will be provided by the San Luis Valley Extension office. Volunteers must pass a background check.

For more information on serving as a volunteer with the 4-H youth development program contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or slv4H@colostate.edu. 4-H is a national program that teaches kids life skills through partnerships with caring adults. The program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

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The competition was fun and fierce at the 2018 San Luis Valley 4H Robotics Table Clear contest. Photo: SLV 4H Facebook Page.

 

 

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Saguache News – January 16

SLV 4H Meets In Saguache on Jan. 17

When it comes to effective, sustainable – not to mention fun – youth-driven organizations in rural Colorado, 4H still stands tall in the crowd. And the same holds true in Saguache Today with the San Luis Valley 4H Club. So it’s roundup time to see what the local members have been up to and what’s coming up that kids can get involved with.

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The competition was fun and fierce at the recent San Luis Valley 4H Robotics Table Clear contest. Photo: SLV 4H Facebook Page.

Earlier this month, the SLV 4-Her Kristine Hoffner competed at Western National Roundup in Denver, and the local SLV 4H Club hosted a robotics challenge. This group doesn’t let any grass grow under their feet! Shout out to Kristine, whose team placed 4th. Also, congrats to Ivhan and Damion who got first in the Robotics Table Clear contest!

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next upcoming council meeting for the Saguache County Council will be held tomorrow, January 17 at 4:45 p.m. at Mountain Valley School. The 4-H leadership councils are a great opportunity for youth from around the Valley to meet other 4-Hers and get leadership and real life experience. Councils do community service, plan outreach events and do fundraising to pay for 4-H costs like attending camp. Kids who regularly attend council meetings and help at 4-H events can apply for camp reimbursements. Youth also get special raffle tickets for each council meeting and event they attend. All 4-Hers are encouraged to participate.

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As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

 For readers unfamiliar with this national youth development program,  4-H teaches kids life skills through partnerships with caring adults. The program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. For more information on the 4-H program visit their website or contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or slv4H@colostate.edu.

Latest News – January 4

San Luis Valley 4-H Needs Adult Volunteers 

The San Luis Valley 4-H youth development program is looking for adults to share their knowledge as volunteers. 4-h_Club-290x300These volunteers will leverage their experiences and interests to help youth build life skills in various subject areas.

“Volunteers are essential to help youth make the most of the wide variety of learning experiences they are presented with in 4-H,” said Amy Henschen, 4-H Extension Agent with Colorado State University. “We are currently looking for adults to serve as project leaders or help with workshops and school programming so we can better serve youth in the Valley.”

As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

Volunteering with 4-H is an opportunity for people to share their personal interests by demonstrating expertise in subjects as varied as robotics, food and nutrition, public speaking, agricultural science, shooting sports and more. A person doesn’t have to have a degree in a specific field to become a volunteer in the 4-H program. Instead, they just need a passion for working with children and an interest in a certain area.

Adults can choose to serve as project leaders, helping kids enrolled in specific areas learn and complete their project requirements, or as area activity leaders, helping at specific workshops or school programs. Project leaders are needed in a variety of areas, including shooting sports, cake decorating, sewing, rabbit, cooking, outdoor adventure, and photography. The program is also seeking adults to be activity leaders at upcoming outdoor adventure, photography and horticulture workshops.

4-H Volunteers help youth develop leadership, communication, teamwork and citizenship skills and form friendships with youth from all over the state.

4-H Volunteers help youth develop leadership, communication, teamwork and citizenship skills and form friendships with youth from all over the state.

Volunteer opportunities also exist outside of these specific focus areas. The 4-H program is flexible with finding opportunities that match the skill sets and meet the needs of interested adults. Training and support will be provided by the San Luis Valley Extension office. Volunteers must pass a background check.

For more information on serving as a volunteer with the 4-H youth development program contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or slv4H@colostate.edu. 4-H is a national program that teaches kids life skills through partnerships with caring adults. The program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.