There is always a lot going on throughout the year regarding the 4-H program, and hopefully, this page will provide you with a one-stop-shop for all of the forms and applications that you should need. If any 4-H clubs or projects would like forms and applications added to this page or updated, don’t hesitate to contact the 4-H Program Educator.
Recognition is necessary, and we want to be sure that our youth, parents, and volunteers are being recognized and thanked for all of the fantastic work that they do! We host the annual 4-H Achievement Celebration at the middle to end of October or the beginning of November to provide that recognition. To figure out the awards for the banquet, we gather information from club leaders and 4-Hers!
All award materials are found below and can start to be filled out at the beginning of August. However, if requested, club leaders will be emailed and mailed club lists in August to help them fill out the club leaders award survey (found below). Starting in 2019, we have moved the awards materials online. Club leaders are tasked with ensuring that all awards material is completed and submitted to the Jackson County Extension office by September 15th! (If the 15th falls on a weekend, the award nominations are due to the office by the end of the next business day)
This form offers Jackson County 4-Hers the opportunity to describe the issue, explain why it’s a problem, suggest a solution, and submit it for consideration. All completed forms must include a possible key and a member, leader, or parent signature. Documents are submitted to the 4-H Program Coordinator, who then forwards them to the appropriate group for consideration.
4-H Charters are vital for a 4-H Club, or chartered project, to have completed. This process should not be taken lightly and should involve all members of the 4-H club. It is an excellent opportunity to go over your club’s goals and to work as a team. Below includes some helpful information for your club in completing the charter process. The deadline to return the completed Charter to the Extension Office is October 1st. The Deadline for the Annual Financial Report is September 1st; these are due to the Extension Office.
You can find more information about charters on the ‘Wisconsin 4-H Website’ and which can be found HERE.
This is an outline of the leadership roles and their descriptions. It gives you information about the following positions: membership coordinator (enrollment & dues/new members), record book coordinator, activities co-coordinators, county communication coordinator (liaison), officer communication coordinator, and treasurer support.
Project groups have the opportunity to apply for project funds to support educational activities for youth members. Project Grants are through the Parent and Leaders Association. Project grants need to be submitted by the 2nd Monday in April to the Extension Office and are presented at the May Parent and Leaders Association Meeting.
For more information about Jackson County, 4-H Record Books, check out the website HERE. Below are the guidelines and forms to help complete your book, but not the actual pages (the pages can be found on the Record Book website).
The Parent and Leaders Association wants to ensure that all youth and families can attend events, trips, and programs, regardless of their situation. The Association has a process to request funds for scholarships to participate in trips outside of the county. The application is found below and is due November 1st to the Jackson County Extension Office.
The Parent and Leaders Association want to support youth who are aging out of the program! Applicants must be currently enrolled 4-H members in grades 12-13 (one year past high school) to apply. Applicants should have been active members in good standing of 4-H and should have acted in one or more leadership roles in 4-H. Applications and letters of recommendation are due to the Jackson County Extension Office by March 15th.
Local Organizations recognize the great work our 4-H’ers do for their community and often send us scholarships available to our membership. Here are the scholarships I have received that some of our members qualify for. Click on the links to learn more about each scholarship.
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