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A Paper Clip to Conquer Prejudice

Whitwell, Tennessee is rural, blue-collar and largely homogenous (97% White) making it an unlikely setting for one of the most powerful documentaries on teaching tolerance and respect that I have ever seen. Paper Clips is a 2004 documentary film which … Continue reading

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“What’s That Hammer Looking Thingy?”

As a 4-H alumna, I grew up exposed to Robert’s Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure.  But that is not everyone’s experience.  It may not be your volunteers’ experience, it may not have been your experience.  While you can certainly … Continue reading

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4-H Science Inquiry Videos

Are you looking for some new resources for 4-H STEM?  Check out these Science Inquiry videos from Oregon State University’s 4-H program: 4-H Science Inquiry Videos

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Volunteer Training? Let Me Count the Ways

“How do you train your volunteers?” If you are like most, you typically have an answer like, “Once a month at volunteer leader meetings.”  OR  “Quarterly”  OR “Once at the beginning of the year” OR some other variation. Actually, you … Continue reading

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The Importance of Volunteer Role Descriptions

Imagine a world in which you were hired to do this fantastic job called “4-H Agent” and you were told-  we want you to get kids and volunteers doing 4-H stuff.  Now go out an conquer! It’s exciting and daunting … Continue reading

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I Used to Be Cool…

It was probably only for about a year and a half, but when I hit my coolness peak, it was GLORIOUS!  (Note:  It involved a flannel shirt and doc martens…I’m not even kidding.  It was pre social-media but there are … Continue reading

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But This Ain’t Theater Camp…

  I love camp. I love the campfire, I love the dance, I love arts and crafts, but most of all… I LOVE THE DRAMA! Now here me out… I’m a little bit of a reality TV junkie, and when … Continue reading

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