4-H Advisory Council
Mecklenburg County 4-H
VOLUNTEER TITLE: 4-H Advisory Council Member
TIME COMMITMENT: One to two year commitment of scheduled meetings as specified by the current Advisory Council. At least 4 meetings per year
PURPOSE: Support and advise 4-H professionals about the current and future needs of county youth, volunteers and families in efforts to promote and foster involvement in 4-H Youth Development Programs.
- Assist in planning, conducting, evaluating and recommending hands-on, experiential learning based educational programs for youth and volunteers based on county needs
- Lead and assist with educational workshops, fundraisers, and other promotional events
- Attend council meetings and actively participate in the councils’ business, goals, objectives, mission and overall efforts in a positive manner
- Encourage participation from parents, members, families, and the community in 4-H programs and activities at the county, district, state and national levels
- Actively be informed and share 4-H information communicated through the 4-H Youth Development website, social media, emails, etc.
- Inform 4-H Professionals about training and resource needs of members or volunteers
- Assist in securing resources to conduct, promote, and expand the Mecklenburg County 4-H Program
- Promote favorable public relations and a positive image of the 4-H program
- Participate in educational opportunities to further knowledge and skills
- Work with 4-H Professionals, volunteers and youth in a positive manner which promotes teamwork and collaboration within the 4-H program
- Become familiar with and work within the philosophy, guidelines and standards of behavior of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina 4-H Program and the Mecklenburg County 4-H Program.
- Decision Making
About Mecklenburg County 4-H
1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, US
Mecklenburg County 4-H Youth Development mobilizes and unites the resources of North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University with local partners to educate and enable youth to build foundations for life. We enrich urban communities through caring relationships and community partnerships.
4-H is an informal education program for young people ages 5-18, supported through the cooperation of federal, state, and local governments. We are the largest out-of-school youth program in North Carolina and the United States. Through a variety of learning experiences and project work, youth develop skills that will enable them to be competent, coping, caring, and contributing members of society. No matter what the subject matter, young people are ultimately practicing life skills such as: decision-making, problem-solving, relating to others, planning and organization, record-keeping, communication, leadership, dealing with change, and self-discipline. 4-H is a hands-on learning program with a variety of activities in community 4-H clubs, camps, county-wide events, special interest (SPIN) clubs, school enrichment, and school-age care settings. The 4-H program is administered by Cooperative Extension and relies on the cooperative efforts of members, parents, families, volunteers, and the community. Cooperative Extension is literally a local extension of the North Carolina's land-grant universities - NC State and NC A&T State.