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Identifying Clubs
Identifying Clubs
Identify 2 unique characteristics
of clubs.
Identifying Clubs
Community Club
• Meets regularly
• Provides positive youth development opportunities
• Meets the needs of young people to experience Belonging,
Independence, Mastery, and Generosity and gain in-depth
knowledge and skills
• Offers a variety of 4-H projects
• Conducts general 4-H meetings which usually include
• Business
• Education
• Sharing from the project groups
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Project Club
• Smaller group of youth
• Focuses on one particular 4-H project
• May conduct periodic business meetings as part of their
single-project focus
• Usually, but not always, a part of a 4-H Community Club
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Cloverbud Club
• For younger children (ages 5-8)
• Primary goal is to promote children’s healthy environment –
mentally, physically, socially and emotionally
• Allows for and encourages creativity and play
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Military Club
• A community, project, or Cloverbud club that meets on a military
• Made up of primarily military youth
• Military 4-H Clubs may meet monthly or weekly
• May meet weekly or even daily for a shorter period of time (6-8
Identifying Clubs
Identify 2 ways to plan for
flexibility in clubs.
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Flexible Club Planning Examples
• Some projects may meet daily or weekly for a short period of
• Most adult leaders are paid staff in youth programs
• May have required projects for consistency between locations
• Officers may share leadership or offices may rotate several
• Club and project meetings are conducted by paid staff during
out-of-school hours
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Flexible Club Planning Examples
• County-wide project clubs are formed to take advantage of
specially skilled adult leaders
• Access to programs may be limited due to location
• Clubs may meet in a variety of locations to accommodate
involvement of parents
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Promising Practice:
Make 4-H Fit in Your Community
One installation takes advantage of the school district’s policy of
starting classes one hour late on Wednesdays.
4-H meetings begin at 7:15 a.m. and the school bus picks
participants up at 8:30 a.m.
Parents keep their regular drop-off routine and efficiently run clubs
have plenty of time for business, educational programming and fun.
Identifying Clubs
Identify 1 way to include the
Essential Elements in each of
the 4-H club models.
Identifying Clubs
4-H Mission
4-H empowers youth to reach their full
potential, working and learning in
partnership with caring adults.
- 4-H.org
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Essential Elements:
A Part of the Club Experience
• Materials:
• Essential Elements: A Part of the Club Experience Worksheet
• Record how your clubs incorporate the Essential Elements.
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• How the club embraces the Essential Elements
• Ways the 4-H club strengthens other programs by
using the Essential Elements
• How can/does using the Essential Elements in 4-H
clubs reinforce the core areas of the military youth
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• How was your vision or your reality of a 4-H club
meeting different than what is currently happening?
• Did everyone in your group agree?
• What did you learn as a part of this group that you
might not have learned alone?
• What did you learn about your planning skills?
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• What new information or ideas will you take home?
• How can you apply this to other planning / training
you do?
• How will this information influence your program
planning in the future?
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Key Concepts
• Recognize the similarities and differences among a:
Community club
Project club
Clover Bud club
Military club
• Add flexibility to clubs so they are more family
• Connect the Essential Elements of Belonging,
Independence, Generosity and Mastery with ways
to make 4-H clubs successful and meaningful
Identifying Clubs
• 4-H 101 Lessons 2, 11, 12
• Essential Elements Key Ingredients for Program
Success Online Curriculum
• 4-H 101 Army Resources: Project Meeting Training
• Michigan 4-H Youth Development Resources:
Characteristics of Effective 4-H Clubs, 2009.
• Ohio 4-H Cloverbuds Website <www.ohio4h.org/youth/cloverbud/index.html>
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