The Wisconsin 4-H Movement

Young African American girl looking through telescope while at a 4-H booth at a fair.

Hi Everyone!  I’m Chris Clover and I hope you are excited about 4-H and the Wisconsin 4-H Movement!  Check out all of the information I have for you on this page.  You will find topics and resources important to YOU and others in 4-H.  You will find information about the Wisconsin 4-H Movement, and you can view all of the materials we have for YOU to use!  Have fun!

The 4-H movement is committed to providing youth development opportunities and promoting positive change for young people. Together we can make the best, better.

 

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Resources
Contests
Activities


In Wisconsin 4-H we value:

Being Yourself: Find and share your authentic sparks and interests;

Belonging Together: Recognize, understand, respect, and appreciate each other;


Building Connections: Grow positive relationships with peers and adults;

Discovering Skills: Develop skills through hands-on learning to help you succeed and thrive;


Exploring New Opportunities: Open the door to new experiences, projects, and places;

Giving Back to Your Community: Make meaningful contributions through community service and leadership.


Essential Elements

In 4-H, the critical components of a successful learning experience are a sense of Belonging, Independence, Mastery, and Generosity. Across each curriculum, these 4-H Essential Elements are embedded through the learning experience.

Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity

Belonging
Youth need to know they are cared about by others and feel a sense of connection to others in the group.

Mastery
In order to develop self-confidence youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges.

Independence
Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and events through decision-making and action.

Generosity
Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose.


 

4-H Thriving Model4-H Thriving Model

We’ve learned that youth thriving is dependent on having high quality 4-H programs where youth feel like they belong and have relationships with supportive adults. We also know that thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, like personal responsibility, academic motivation, confidence, and high personal standards.

 

4-H Pledge

The 4-H Pledge is a way to get a glimpse of what 4-H members and leaders focus on in this year round youth development program.

 

Resources – Check out these ready to use resources

Resources


 

Contests – New Challenges and Past Entries

Contests

We Want You To Be You Challenge

4-H Needs YOU to be YOU | 4-H necesita que tu seas tu | 4-H xav kom Koj yog Koj

Have you heard about Chris Clover and the Wisconsin 4-H Movement? Hopefully, you have and are ready to join in on Chris Clover’s next adventure. This time it’s all about YOU. We hope you’ll help us learn something new through the “We Want You To Be You Shirt Design Challenge.”

The Challenge
We’re excited to learn about what is important to YOU in this new challenge. We hope you’ll help us by designing a shirt for Chris Clover so we can share with everyone else! Here’s more information:

Design Contest Poster (PDF)

Design Contest Poster (digital)

Here’s what to do:

Download the Chris Clover shirt template from the options below, or if you want to create your own or free draw, please do!

    1. PDF Printable
    2. Digital Graphic (PNG Transparent)
    3. Digital Graphic (PNG white)
    4. Digital Graphic (Adobe Illustrator editable)
    5. Create your shirt about a cause, project, history, anything important to you.

Write about your shirt and any information or resources you have that will help others learn. Submit your design at http://bit.ly/wi4hmovementpic

We can’t wait to learn about what is important to you! For more information about Chris Clover and The Wisconsin 4-H Movement, please visit http://cc.wi4h.org.

Designs must uphold the values of Wisconsin 4-H and may need to be edited to fit the Chris Clover design. By submitting a design, you agree for it to be used on social media and for promotional and educational purposes.

For communicative accommodations in languages other than English, please contact oaic@extension.wisc.edu.

Para pedir adecuaciones para la comunicación en un idioma distinto al inglés, favor de comunicarse con: oaic@extension.wisc.edu.

Rau kev sib tham pab cuam rau qhov lwm yam lus ntawm lus As Kiv (English), thov sau ntawv rau: oaic@extension.wisc.edu.

Where has Chris Clover Been?

Where has Chris Clover Been – Video Overview

Chris Clover has had the chance to tag along with Wisconsin 4-Her’s throughout the summer as they lived the Wisconsin 4-H Movement! While their adventures are not over yet, let’s look at the 4-H fun happening throughout Wisconsin and beyond!  

In June, Chris Clover explored MANY new opportunities. They met Kitty and Klover from the “Foaling Around with Wisconsin 4-H” program along with educators, Evan and Katie, and 4-Her, Jax. Chris Clover then helped finish a project exhibited at the Washington County Fair. Other opportunities included: exploring The International Crane Foundation with Sauk County; heading to camp with Iowa County; and helping at camp in Outagamie County. They even got to go to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado with an Outagamie County 4-H family!  

While discovering skills, Chris appeared at many county fairs and learned many new things. 4-Hers took them along to work on a leather quiver in Washington County and learn new art skills in Sauk County. They also helped prepare for the Waupaca County Fair and attended many camps throughout Wisconsin! Many of the new skills 4-Hers learned really showed how great it is to be yourself. Art was a trend this summer, showing how creativity lets you be yourself. 

Chris Clover and many 4-Hers showed how much they value belonging together! They appeared at  4-H Club meetings in Adams and Fond du Lac Counties . Chris Clover learned about equine driving with the Adams County Horse and Pony group and helped Barron County youth create a breakout challenge. These experiences allowed Chris Clover and 4-Hers to build connections while trying new things. Chris Clover also really enjoyed giving back to the community and helped Brown County 4-Hers hand out water bottles at the Bay Beach Amusement Park on a hot summer day!

What a fun journey! Chris Clover is popping up all over!  Where have you been with Chris and the 4-H Movement this summer? There is still time. Send us your pictures by clicking the “Chris Clover” banner at wi4h.org! We can’t wait to see all the adventures!


Activities – Try these out!

Activities

4-H Movement Printable Activity Book

Clover Catcher – Group/Club Activity

Clover Catcher: Learn, Laugh, and Lead with this fun activity.  4-H Clover Catchers are a great activity for older youth to teach to younger kids about 4-H and the 4-H values!

 

 



And More – Learn about what is important to others!

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What’s important to Wisconsin 4-Hers

Chris Clover – LGBTQ History Month

Most of us have heard of Pride Month. Did you know that October is LGBTQ+ History month?! In 4-H we welcome all, and all histories belong. If you haven’t explored LGTBQ+ history yet, there are lots of great resources out there. Some of Chris Clover’s favorites include

Podcast from Learning for Justice: https://www.learningforjustice.org/podcasts/queer-america

‘A Queer History of the United States for Young People’ by Richie Chevat https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/a-queer-history…/

Chris Clover – Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day, the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Why is Chris learning more about Human Rights Day?
In WI 4-H, we know that for youth to find and share their ‘sparks’, their human rights need to be met, no matter who they are or where they live in the state. https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/the-movement/
Below are some resources Chris Clover used to learn more. Here are some questions, Chris had to guide our learning and sharing in our communities: What human rights were you aware of? What are you observing in your community? How will you be a youth leader in human rights today?
Chris hopes that you take 10 minutes to learn more about human rights and their history here:
Here is a book that Chris likes for younger children: https://www.theguardian.com/…/human-rights-in-pictures…
If you want to read the Declaration, you can find it here: https://www.un.org/…/universal-declaration-of-human-rights

Chris Clover – Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day, a day to recognize those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Chris Clover thanks all veterans and hopes that you have someone that you can thank personally tomorrow.

Chris Clover recognizes that many different people have served in our military, and you can learn more about them here, including from various places around the country, women, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Cheyenne people.
https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/…/the-veteran…/

You can also join Chris is learning about some veterans that have served by joining this movie screening, in partnership with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Extension. You can sign up at the links below:

Native American Veterans Learning Opportunity and Navajo Code Talkers of World War II Watch Party and Discussion
10am Meeting Registration Link : https://lco.zoom.us/…/tZYsf-6srzosGtbdqq0E9AomUidH93A_aMB0
6pmMeeting Registration Link : https://lco.zoom.us/…/tZcscuysrjkoHdD15W5kg1Au4Vkw8WnhfrzT

Chris Clover – Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day, a day to recognize and commemorate the boarding school experience and the impact they have on Native American Tribes. To learn more, please see https://www.cbc.ca/kids…/the-feed/what-is-orange-shirt-day and join today in learning about the boarding schools. #orangeshirtday #CurrentConversations #everychildmatters

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Chris Clover is learning from youth around the state. Thank you to Waukesha North High School BSU for sharing Black History that matters to you!!

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022-Today is International Women’s Day! Chris Clover found this wonderful t-shirt design here https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ alongside important information. Women in Wisconsin make a difference every day https://womeninwisconsin.org/. That means 4-H too! Resources to read more about 4-H leaders: https://4-h.org/about/blog/4-h-trailblazers/#!read-more https://www.edweek.org/…/study-finds-benefits…/2014/01 Resources to empower future WI leaders: https://pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies/list/ https://pbswisconsineducation.org/meetthelab/about/ https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/…/col…/p15932coll15


 

 

Resources for Club Leaders (All Resources)

Wisconsin 4-H Movement Marketing Materials

 

For communicative accommodations in languages other than English, please contact oaic@extension.wisc.edu.
Para pedir adecuaciones para la comunicación en un idioma distinto al inglés, favor de comunicarse con: oaic@extension.wisc.edu.
Rau kev sib tham pab cuam rau qhov lwm yam lus ntawm lus As Kiv (English), thov sau ntawv rau: oaic@extension.wisc.edu.

 

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