Taking Care of Business #8: Educational Programs

Looking FOURward

The educational program is the meat of the 4-H club meeting.  Approximately half of the meeting should be dedicated to some sort of education (activity, lesson, project work, guest speaker, etc.). In many clubs, the Vice President is the chair of the educational programs committee.  He or she works with fellow members to develop a plan for the educational programs for the club year and introduces the program at each meeting.

Some tips for educational programs that 4-H’ers will like:

  •  Programs shouldn’t be selected in a vacuum.  Ask the club members what they are interested in.  Check out this tool for soliciting ideas from your members:  Design Your Own Clover
  • What’s coming up in your county 4-H program, and how can you help your club members prepare?  If County Events Day is approaching, it is very appropriate to spend some time preparing and presenting 4-H demonstrations and illustrated talks.
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