Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program

Report
Achievement
Kentucky 4-H
Achievement Program
From Honors to Achievement
Stephanie Blevins, Ph.D.
Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program
* Leadership * Citizenship * Participation * Communication/Marketing * Community service
Current Program
 HONORS
1. 3 levels
2. Non-competitive
3. Segregated goals
4. 3 Applications
5. Inconsistent outcomes
6. Lack of internal and external value
Achievement
Background
Achievement
• One and a half year planning
• Input sought
• Surveys completed by Agents
• State Teen Council
• 28 other state Honors type programs
• Specialists
• 4-H Foundation
• Outside parties
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Increase 4-H participation
Allow 4-H’ers to chose 4-H career
Simplicity with 1 application
Cumulative efforts valued
Equitable evaluation
Increase internal and external value
Utilize Emerald 4-H’ers as ambassadors
Non-Competitive Levels
*Minimum: 7th Grade
* __50___ Points
*Receive Certificate at Teen Summit
*Minimum: 6th Grade
* __25__ Points
*Receive Certificate at Teen Summit
Clover Level 2
Clover Level 1
4-H Achievement Program
Achievement
*Minimum: 10th Grade
* __200_ Points
*Can apply for Gold Achievement Award
*Minimum: 9th Grade
* __150__ Points
*Can apply for Silver Achievement Award
*Minimum: 8th Grade
* __100__ Points
*Receive Certificate at Teen Summit
*Can apply for Bronze Achievement Award
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Non-competitive
Levels (with options)
4-H Achievement Program
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
*Top 10 Gold Winners - current year
+ past Gold
*10+ apps= 4 selected/awarded
$1000 to National Conference and
$1000 College Scholarship
In addition to Achievement Application:
*Emerald Application *Resume
*Personal Profile
*Personal PowerPoint
EMERALD
Level 2
Level 1
4-H Achievement Program
*Minimum: 10th Grade
* __200_ Points
*Can apply for Gold
Achievement Award
GOLD
*Minimum: 9th Grade
* __150__ Points
*Can apply for Silver
Achievement Award
SILVER
*Minimum: 8th Grade
* __100__ Points
*Can apply for Bronze
Achievement Award
BRONZE
Competitive Level
BRONZE
• 8th grade + 4-H’er who
has earned the Level 3
• Each District can submit
15 4-H’ers to compete for
the Teen Conference
scholarship
• 105 applicants -105
selected
• Award: $50 scholarship
to Teen Conference
EMERALD
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
BRONZE Level
*Minimum: 8th Grade
* __100__ Points
*Can apply for Bronze
Achievement Award
SILVER
• 9th grade - 4-H’er who
has earned the Level 4
Award
• Each District can submit
15 4-H’ers 105
applicants - 60 selected
• Award: $125 scholarship
to Teen Conference
EMERALD
GOLD
SILVER
*Minimum: 9th Grade
* __150__ Points
*Can apply for Silver
Achievement Award
BRONZE
SILVER Level
Silver awards will be selected by a
panel of judges based on the 4-H
Silver Application, points, and
Personal Profile
GOLD
• 10th grade + 4-H’er who has
earned the Level 5 Award
• Each District can submit 10
4-H’ers
• 70 applicants 30 selected
• Award: $150 scholarship to
Teen Conference / $750
scholarship to Congress
*Note: If any of the 30 Gold Achievement
winners do not wish or are not able to attend
Congress, their spot will be offered at random to
one of the Gold Alternate 4-H’ers who received
the next ranking after the interviews.
*All 30 Gold Achievement Awards will be provided
with a luncheon at Teen Conference. The parents
of the 30 Gold Achievement winners will be
invited to purchase a ticket to the luncheon.
GOLD Level
EMERALD
GOLD
*Minimum: 10th Grade
* __200_ Points
*Can apply for Gold
Achievement Award
SILVER
BRONZE
Silver awards will be selected by a
panel of judges based on the 4-H
Silver Application, Points, Personal
Profile, and Interview
GOLD
continued:
INTERVIEWS
Achievement
Only Gold applicants will compete in an interview process. 4-H’ers will
begin with a ranking of 1, 2, or 3 as assigned by pre-assessment of the
application/personal profile (indicating strong to weak: 1-5). Based on
these evaluations, the interview rooms would be assigned with an even
mixture of applicants.
5 Rooms
14 4-H’ers /room
Judges will rank each 4-H’er (1, 2, 3, 4, ….)
(Top 10 is comprised of top 2 from each room. These 10 4-H’ers
are eligible to submit for the Emerald Award)
Gold Interview Schedule for each Room
• 70 applicants - 30
receive Gold Award
• 15 Judges
• 5 Room Hosts
8:00
1
9:09
5
10:17
9
11:25
13
8:18
2
9:26
6
10:34
10
11:42
14
8:35
3
9:43
7
10:51
11
8:52
4
10:00
8
11:08
12
12:00
Lunch
12:30
Judges
Review
Top 10
EMERALD
• Selected from Top 10 Gold Award Winners
from current year and any past Gold
Achievement Award Winners.
• 10+ applicants- 4 selected
• Award: $1000 scholarship to National
Conference / $1000 College Scholarship
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Emerald will stand as a separate level.
4-H’ers who were top 10 from the current year
and previous Gold winners are eligible to apply
for Emerald. The top four are selected from this
group.
Emerald applications, resume, County Honors
Application, and power-point are due May 15
(prescreened by committee and top 15 selected
to participate in interview and presentation at
Teen Conference to compete for Emerald Award).
To apply for Emerald Award: Complete Co.
Honors Application, Emerald Application, Updated
Resume, and Personal Power Point at Teen
Conference.
Last day of Teen Conference, the top 4 Emerald
winners are announced with Power Point shown
to Teen Conference attendees.
EMERALD Level
EMERALD
*Minimum: 8th grade + earned Level 3
*Each District submits 15 apps
*105 apps= 105 selected/awarded $50 to
Teen Conf.
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
EMERALD
continued:
• Emerald will stand as a separate level.
Achievement
• 4-H’ers who were top 10 from the current year and previous Gold
winners are eligible to apply for Emerald. The top four are selected
from this group.
• Emerald applications, resume, County Honors Application, and powerpoint are due May 15 (prescreened by committee and top 15 selected
to participate in interview and presentation at Teen Conference to
compete for Emerald Award).
• To apply for Emerald Award: Complete Co. Honors Application,
Emerald Application, Updated Resume, and Personal Power Point at
Teen Conference.
• Last day of Teen Conference, the top 4 Emerald winners are
announced with Power Point shown to Teen Conference attendees.
• June 2012 : Emerald Interviews, first Emerald Awards presented –
Silver & Gold recognized as Honors Winners as in the past – Top 30
Gold & Emerald receive financial rewards to be determined.
Guidelines:
Achievement
 *4-H’ers can continue to submit and reapply for Emerald until
received or aged out of the 4-H program.
 A 4-H’er may only attend Congress and National Conference one time.
 Current 4-H’ers participating in the “Honors Program” or those
currently working on their Honors application will be grandfathered in
to the “Achievement Program” and will retain their title awarded.
 Counties will have the option to recognize “Honorable Mention,
Participation, etc.” to 4-H’ers who do not received the Achievement
Awards at the state.
 Applications due to the State Office : December 15th
 Gold Interviews, all Gold winners invited to participate – Top 30
selected for Congress – Top 10 Gold selected to apply for Emerald
Timeline:
DATE
Summary
Aug. 31, 2011
Sept. 1, 2011
October, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
4-H Year :
9/1/11 to 8/31/12
First year of new Achievement Program complete with new application & full funding for Bronze,
Silver, and Gold
Program year ends
4-H Program year begins – based on new app
New Achievement Application available.
Honors Summary Forms due in State Office
March 2012
Gold Interviews, all Gold winners invited to participate – Top 30 selected for Congress – Top 10
Gold selected to apply for Emerald
May 15, 2012
Emerald Applications Due
June 2012
Emerald Interviews, first Emerald Awards presented – Silver & Gold recognized as Honors
Winners as in the past – Top 30 Gold & Emerald receive financial rewards to be determined.
August 2012
Nov. 2012
Dec 15, 2012
4-H Program year ends
30 Top Gold Winners attend National 4-H Congress
Achievement Applications due in State Office
March 2013
Deadline for counties to submit their Bronze and Silver achievement winners.
Gold Interviews – top 10 gold selected for Emerald
April 2013
4 Emerald Winners attend Nat. 4-H Conference
May 15, 2013
Deadline for Emerald applications
June 2013
Nov. 2013
Emerald Interviews & first achievement awards presented based on new application w/full
financial support
30 Gold to National 4-H Congress
April 2014
4 – Emerald to National 4-H Conference
Rubric
Clover Level 1: 25 points
Minimum points required to
achieve Level 1: 25 points
Clover Level 2: 50 points
Minimum points required to
achieve Level 2: 50 points
County
Multi-County/District
1
2
State
National
3
4
Clover Level 3: 100 points
Can apply for Bronze: Plus Personal Profile
Minimum points required to achieve Level 3: 100 points
Clover Level 4: 150 points
Can apply for Silver: Plus Personal Profile
Minimum points required to achieve Level 4: 150 points
Clover Level 5: 200 points
Can apply for Gold: Plus Personal Profile and Resume
Minimum points required to achieve Level 5: 200 points
Emerald Award:
Top 10 Gold of current year – or – previous year Gold
winner
Gold requirements and Power Point Presentation

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