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  • When will you use a W-9 as a 4-H group?

    January 19, 2018 | Christine Heverly | A few tips for 4-H groups on when and how to use a W-9.

  • Teaching experiential learning: Resources and tools

    January 16, 2018 | Michelle Neff | Michigan 4-H youth are developing skills and gaining knowledge in projects that interest them. Let’s explore resources and tools available to help parents and volunteers make learning intentional.

  • Responsible social media activities

    January 11, 2018 | Christine Heverly | Michigan 4-H has new activities that help youth and adults think about being responsible in online environments.

  • Teaching life skills: Resources and tools

    January 9, 2018 | Michelle Neff | Michigan 4-H youth are learning life skills. Let’s explore some resources and tools that are available to help parents and volunteers make teaching life skills easier.

  • Delegation made easy

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Afraid to delegate? Just answer these three questions to get started.

  • The art of providing feedback

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Feedback can help us improve our skills and attitudes but it can be difficult to give and receive. These tips can help you offer the type of feedback that makes communities stronger.

  • Listening to understand

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Listening to understand takes practice and asking questions can help you improve this skill.

  • Redefining boundaries

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Boundaries can change as situations and people change.

  • Tips for setting boundaries

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Boundaries allow us to cope with the realities of life, find balance and happiness, and keep our priorities in check.

  • Boundaries have benefits

    January 5, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Setting boundaries may be difficult but they yield benefits.

  • 4-H: It’s not just for young people

    January 4, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Families have fun and learn together in 4-H.

  • January 15: a day to serve

    January 3, 2018 | Jennifer Weichel | Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a great way to start your year off!

  • The 4-H embryology program engages youth in the development of life

    December 29, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Have you ever wondered if there is a way to see how life actually begins? 4-H embryology programs can help youth observe the beginning of life through incubating chicken eggs!

  • Youth supporting camp in their future

    December 29, 2017 | Frank Cox | After youth age out of camp, there are different was they can give back and support the camp.

  • What inspires people to volunteer?

    December 22, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Ever wonder what you might gain from being a volunteer?

  • Spread holiday cheer as you volunteer

    December 22, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Volunteering during the holidays can brighten the mood for everyone.

  • 4-H alumna reflects on leadership

    December 22, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | 4-H alumna and student intern Alexis Garbo reflects on the meaning of leadership.

  • Launch into the New Year with 4-H treasurer and officer trainings

    December 20, 2017 | Debra Barrett | Start off 2018 by attending a 4-H officer training with an emphasis on the role of treasurer.

  • Teaching is a leadership skill

    December 19, 2017 | Sara Keinath | 4-H is a great space to learn how to teach others.

  • Directions matter: Tips for being clear

    December 12, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Things to consider when providing clear, concise directions.

  • January is National Mentoring Month

    December 6, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Use the month of January as a time to celebrate mentoring relationships and build awareness about the need for more volunteers to make a difference in the lives of youth.

  • Organizational term limits

    November 29, 2017 | Jackelyn Martin | Benefits and drawbacks to term limits for volunteer roles.

  • Keeping volunteers engaged over the holidays

    November 28, 2017 | Jodi Schulz | The holidays are a great time to stay connected with volunteers and the organization they serve using these suggestions.

  • The role of the like button

    November 27, 2017 | Christine Heverly | Help youth understand that the like, thumbs-up or heart icon on social media platforms cannot be the only tool to make decisions.

  • Recruiting youth for camp

    November 22, 2017 | Frank Cox | Basic reminders and concepts for youth recruitment for camp programs.

  • Tips for using music to engage volunteers

    November 22, 2017 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever thought of using music to engage volunteers? Try these tips to get your meetings rocking and rolling.

  • Thank Your Mentor Day

    November 21, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Jan. 25, 2018, is National Thank Your Mentor Day. Have you thanked those who made a difference in your life?

  • New 4-H Pledge posters

    November 20, 2017 | Jodi Schulz | Available in various sizes and formats, the 4-H Pledge Posters are a useful tool for 4-H members, volunteers and clubs.

  • Who should get a mentor?

    November 16, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Mentoring programs are not the answer for every child. How do you know which children will benefit most?

  • How to be a mentor to more than one youth

    November 14, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Foster individual relationships in a group mentoring program.

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